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Offbeat 13 Incredible Health Benefits of Gratitude to Remember Over the Holidays

05:45  08 november  2019
05:45  08 november  2019 Source:   bestlifeonline.com

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There are lots of surprising health benefits of gratitude , including having more patience, lower cholesterol and fewer aches and pains. Many studies have found there are benefits of gratitude — both mental and physical — and all it takes to enjoy them is a little bit of introspection.

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a view of a large mountain in the background: Hot-air ballon riders take in the scenic views of Garrotxa Volcanic Natural Park Catalonia.© Photograph courtesy Paddle in Spain

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Adventure and sporting opportunities are increasing for people with physical disabilities thanks to organizations such as Adaptive Adventures. But for more than three million Americans relying on a wheelchair daily, finding these activities and verifying that they have proper equipment can still be a challenge.

a group of people standing next to a horse: “It felt as if I was sitting in my wheelchair on top of the camel, surprisingly comfortable,” said writer Cory Lee Woodard. “I’ll never forget looking out and seeing the sand dunes as I rode the camel. It was a surreal moment for me.”© Photograph courtesy Cory Lee

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“I’ll never forget looking out and seeing the sand dunes as I rode the camel. It was a surreal moment for me.”

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3. Gratitude improves psychological health . Gratitude reduces a multitude of toxic emotions, ranging from envy and resentment to frustration and regret. A 2006 study published in Behavior Research and Therapy found that Vietnam War Veterans with higher levels of gratitude experienced lower

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There are some awesome adventures to be had—from riding a camel in the Sahara to soaring high in a hot-air balloon. Here are a few of our favorite wheelchair-accessible experiences around the world.

Hot-air ballooning in Catalonia

Less than a two-hour drive from Barcelona, Catalonia’s Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park features lush greenery, Roman-era landmarks, and accessible hiking trails. Make the day more scenic with Vol de Coloms, a hot-air balloon company that takes high flyers over dormant volcanoes and provides remote-controlled seats for wheelchair users. On a clear day, you can see as far as the Mediterranean Sea and Pyrenees Mountains.

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Health benefits associated with gratitude include:8,9,10,11. Remember to acknowledge your positive emotions; don't suppress them. The benefit is in the actual experiencing of the emotion. As noted by Ryan Holiday , author of "The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and

Our national holiday of gratitude , Thanksgiving, was born and grew out of hard times. The first Thanksgiving took place after nearly half the pilgrims died It works this way: Think of the worst times in your life, your sorrows, your losses, your sadness—and then remember that here you are, able to

Riding a camel in Morocco

After getting lost in the souks of Marrakech, take the nine-hour drive to Merzouga for the ultimate bucket-list experience. Morocco Accessible Travel Consultants offers travelers with limited mobility an adaptive camel saddle with a backrest and headrest to provide comfortable support while trekking through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the largest in Morocco.

Pro tip: You can spot regional birds including Kittllitz’s plovers, ruddy shelducks, and Egyptian nightjars year-round—but in spring, flocks of pink flamingos steal the show.

Sailing in Wisconsin

Sheboygan, a city about 50 miles north of Milwaukee, is a terrific spot for accessible travelers interested in trying adaptive sailing. The Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan (SEAS), a nonprofit sailing program, has a mechanism to lift wheelchair users aboard its custom-designed Sonar boats for a sail around Lake Michigan. For sailors whose upper body mobility is limited, bite switches are available for hands-free steering.

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Practicing gratitude can also come in handy if you celebrate the holidays with your extended family, especially those uncles, aunts, and cousins who oppose your social "When we cultivate gratitude , we're less likely to scream at each other over political differences," he says, by way of example.

Gratitude has been shown offer many health benefits such as: Improved immune health – Gratitude has been linked to optimism, which has been demonstrated to strengthen This holiday season, as you gather with friends and family, try to remember that gratitude has a place in your everyday life.

Pro tip: Sailors can work up a hunger! Once ashore, it’s easy to fuel up with a grilled brat piled high with sauerkraut and Bavarian mustard in Sheboygan, the “Bratwurst Capital of the World.”

Ziplining in Costa Rica

Take in one of Costa Rica’s most spectacular sights by soaring over Arenal Volcano National Park. Go with the outfitter Il Viaggio Travel, whose experts will help seat visitors in an upright sling before zipping them down seven adrenaline-pumping lines. Travelers feel as if they are flying while catching glimpses of the forest below and the smoke clouding the volcano’s rim.

Pro tip: Seek rainforest views from below in Mistico Hanging Bridges Park, located in La Fortuna—the gateway city to Arenal Volcano. Several paths are accessible-friendly and offer glimpses of frogs, birds, and bats.

Water skiing in Tennessee

Beeline to Chattanooga to feel the brisk water of the Tennessee River splashing in your face via adaptive water skiing. Sports, Arts, and Recreation of Chattanooga (SPARC)—a local chapter of Disabled Sports USA—takes adventurers with limited mobility down the river with the support of seated skis. Check the calendar for events, and then buckle in tight and hold on for a wild ride.

Pro tip: Adaptive water skiing is a relatively new sport, but availability can be limited. Adaptive Adventures is an organization that organizes sporting opportunities and maintains a calendar of events for children, adults and veterans with physical disabilities and their families.

Cory Lee Woodard is a wheelchair user and travel writer. He is author of the award-winning travel blog Curb Free With Cory Lee.

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