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Why? Because studies show that having healthy emotional habits also improves your physical health.

Avoid the blame game. Adults who point fingers or get vindictive when they’re angry are 31% more likely to develop heart problems. According to the study at the Columbia University Medical School, adults who discuss their anger directly and try to work things out have no increase in anger-related heart disease.

Be a “glass is half-full” person. A new study from the University of Kentucky in Lexington found that optimism helps your body fight off cold and flu viruses. The immune systems of volunteers responded more aggressively to germs injected into their skin on days when they felt more hopeful…and less so when their moods were more pessimistic.