We say it at MOBE over and over again: the things you think about matter. Your thoughts and feelings, which you ultimately control, directly affect your physical well-being. That’s because happiness, positivity and all those other things that make your day better impact your whole body through the release of hormones and brain chemicals. A University of Michigan study found that optimistic retirees had a 73% lower risk of heart failure compared with those who were pessimistic.
An optimistic perspective naturally encourages people to adopt healthier habits like eating right, managing their stress and exercising. That’s not always easy, but that’s also why we have each other. Turning to friends or family and forging happy, healthy relationships cause your body to produce more cytokines—powerful natural healing compounds.
So whether the sun is shining outside your window, or the view is blocked by drifting snow…. you can choose to smile. It’s contagious and it looks good on anyone.
Between busy holiday nights and cold wintry days, it can be challenging to find time for healthy habits. This guest post by Emily, a MOBE Guide, invites us to explore the possibilities of winter in several new ways.
If you've ever gotten goosebumps when listening to beautiful music, keep reading to discover more about this perfectly normal, biological response.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in this guest post a MOBE Guide reflects on what that means to some of our MOBE participants.
Community. Support. Healthier living. It all came together at the 2018 Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk.
Beth shared how MOBE taught her a new way to think about healing and inspired her to share that lesson with others.
When working with his team at MOBE, Stu reminds them that everyone has a unique journey. His took place long before he joined the company.