Spirituality is good for your health, according to the latest research. Here are some of the findings:
1. People who attend religious services, pray, and read or meditate on Holy Scriptures generally experience less depression and cope better with stress, especially when they experience health problems.
2. People who are more spiritual, i.e., have a strong and intimate relationship with God, experience greater well-being, more satisfaction with life, and greater happiness overall. Faith leads to a happy and full life.
3. People who are more religious experience more purpose and meaning in life, are more optimistic about their circumstances, and are more hopeful when thrown into difficult situations.
4. Alcohol and drug use or abuse is much less common among those who are more active in their private spiritual life and in public religious activities, as are rates of smoking and engagement in other activities that are harmful to health.
Conclusion: Faith often leads to a longer, healthier, and happier life. If you are already spiritually involved, you are making a good investment in your well-being.
If you do not have a spiritual support system and would like to develop one, our Spiritual Care Team can help you access spiritual support and provide encouragement along your spiritual journey.
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