4 Science-Backed Benefits of a Gratitude Practice

Research published by Professor of Psychology Robert Emmons is quoted by Yoga Journal Online.

Recording what you are grateful for and going out of your way to thank the people in your life can improve your mental and physical health and even bolster your marriage, according to a growing body of research on gratitude.

In a series of 2003 studies from gratitude expert Robert A. Emmons of the University of California at Davis and Michael E. McCullough of the University of Miami, those who kept gratitude journals on a weekly basis exercised more, reported fewer symptoms of physical illness, felt better about their lives as a whole, and were more optimistic about the upcoming week.

Read the full story at Yoga Journal Online.