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For Your Health: Can Thanksgiving Actually Help Your Health?
Whether it's for a friend, family member, your job or anything else, Thanksgiving is a time to remember and declare what you are thankful for. And unlike the gravy, this Thanksgiving ritual may actually have a positive impact on health.

Reflecting on what you are grateful for is an important part of an optimistic lifestyle. There may be a strong link between happy people and healthy bodies - gratitude and optimism can not only promote your body's protective mechanisms, they can also contribute to other positive lifestyle activities such as healthy eating and exercise.

Being thankful can help your body better manage the stresses of daily life, which are often multiplied during the holidays. In addition to its stress-busting abilities, an attitude of gratitude may also help support healthy immune function, although research has yet to uncover exactly how.

As a whole, optimistic people, including those who regularly express gratitude and thankfulness, are more likely to engage in healthy behaviors such as regular exercise, balanced eating and preventive doctor's visits.

So if you want to stay healthy this Thanksgiving, go easy on the gravy and dish out a heaping helping of thanks!

From the Vitacost family to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

*The information in this newsletter is for educational use only. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or treat any condition. Please consult your healthcare practitioner if you believe you may have any of the signs or symptoms discussed above before using any of the nutrients discussed.

You should also consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
apsTruth Activist, Alternative Truth Consultant

Has a degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University, has devoted her life to ensure the empowerment of individuals through freedom, free markets, personal responsibility, and above ALL else, Love!

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