You can also read this post on my weekly syndicated blog, “Health Conscious” on MetroWest Daily News.
Easter weekend is a time of reflection, including both sorrow and joy for many Christians. But there’s a silver lining in the life story of Jesus. Easter can serve as a reminder not just of his death, but the health-giving, life-promising effect of practicing the scriptural truths he taught and lived.
Whether or not you’re a religious person, if you’re health-conscious, you probably already know the studies that show how forgiveness, charity, love, kindness, moderation, gratitude and joy have a positive effect on well-being. These are all qualities that are emphasized in scripture and other spiritual traditions.
According to a 2012 Pew Research report, 80% of Americans say they practice some type of religion. So how do spirituality and religion impact health? Dr. Richard Besser, author of Tell Me the Truth, Doctor, says, “For many people, life-and-death decisions are Continue reading