A Happy Life is a Longer Life

by Anne Middleton, on June 26th, 2015
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As children, our lives were filled with play and a lust for life.  As we “matured,” we took on loads of responsibilities and some of that joy faded and became elusive. But the enthusiasm we all felt can be recaptured….it’s time to rediscover those emotions of bliss and get happy again!

Your Happiness = Good Health
Did you know that happiness is especially good for your health?

In fact, research clearly demonstrates that happiness may defend protect us against the invasion of nasty germs and becoming sick. In a five year study, results showed that those whose hearts were filled with delight were up to 35% less likely to die if they reported feeling happy, excited, and content on a typical day. Yes, the news is a bit grim to report, but it offers insight on how urgent it becomes to treasure the gleeful events we share.

Happy Employee = Happy Life = Better Health
When is the last time you jumped out of bed, dashed into the shower, grabbed that piece of buttered toast and enthusiastically traveled to your place of employment?

One reason happiness and longevity are related is that a happy and satisfied life has less stress. This is a key clue to the reasons behind several studies that reveal happiness and life satisfaction are strong predictors of a longer life. A Gallup Poll found that adults employed full time in the U.S. report working an average of 47 hours per week, almost a full workday longer than what a standard five-day, 9-to-5 schedule entails. In fact, half of all full-time workers indicate they typically work more than 40 hours, and nearly four in 10 say they work at least 50 hours. And all those hours don’t even include checking your email and answering texts on your Smartphone 24/7.

All these numbers, data and analysis point to one principal conclusion…you must find a career that taps into your passion and zest for life if you are to experience long term health and happiness.

Monster.com can help.

Monster’s gargantuan success as an online global employment resource has provided exceptional guidance to job seekers to actively improve their lives. In business for over 20 years, Monster.com is one of the original and most respected sources for job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management services.

Don’t wait…jump on line and check out the thousands of job opportunities on Monster.com….and “live long and prosper.”