Be thankful: Science says gratitude is good for your health

11/26/2015 - Psychology Professor Robert Emmons in NBC Today.

If you need one more reason to be thankful this holiday, here it is. More and more researchers are finding that gratitude doesn't just make you feel like a better person, it's actually good for your health.

"Clinical trials indicate that the practice of gratitude can have dramatic and lasting effects in a person's life," says Robert A. Emmons, professor of psychology at UC Davis. "It can lower blood pressure, improve immune function and facilitate more efficient sleep."

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