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Health and Loving Where You Live

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Do you find yourself continually complaining about the weather, nasty neighbors, noise pollution, and on and on? With respect to weather primarily, this is what I went through growing up in one of the coldest states in America (North Dakota).

Every year, I would dread the winter season that seem to come too quick. I knew that by August 1ST, leaves on the trees began to turn yellow in color. In my mind, that meant this was the end of my precious beloved Summer. And the beginning of life indoors; wearing several layers of clothing, and doing very little physical activity.

Life seems so much easier in warmer comfortable climates. I find myself so much happier, more active, and enjoying my daily life more in the Spring and Summer seasons. But there are many people who love the change of seasons as well.

I have to admit however, I look forward to earlier morning sunshine and longer evenings. I enjoy wearing shorts and t-shirts because they are so comfortable. I love picnics and barbecue outside, and enjoy having ice cream on a sunny hot afternoon.

This begs the question, do you love the place where you live? Does being happy contribute to improved or better health? There has been many studies done on these very questions. Is loving where you live connected to being physically healthier? According to Livescience.com, a gallup poll says that people satisfied with their community are physically healthier. And continues to say that a survey can’t draw a causal link between community and individual health, but research suggests the two are linked. Β  Read complete article here:

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