Saturday, November 28, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
sss-global is a discusion forum for senior citizens.
One member Sri S Varma talks of:
Health benefits of sss-global!
1. It keeps us busy, which is very important for our age group. Being busy imperceptibly reduces depression/hypertension and thus works like a medicine particularly for those with high blood pressure, hypertension, and cardiovascular issues. It also helps reduce the feeling of loneliness.
2. When your post generates appreciation or at least a "thank you", you feel happy. The feeling of happiness stimulates the production of "Happiness Hormones" in your body, particularly dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine is a pleasure hormone that is released when you achieve an objective and feel you are on Cloud 9; it motivates you to work harder to achieve even greater satisfaction. Serotonin is the key hormone of happiness, since it regulates mood, prevents depression, thwarts irritation and makes you happy and sociable.
3. Some of the posts on health issues, based on the members' personal experience, benefit us directly. Other posts provide leads to dive deeper in medical literature to educate ourselves and take control of our health issues. This helps us talk to our doctor(s) knowledgeably and better understand the medicines being prescribed.
4. Associated with the above benefits and indirectly contributing to them are: a feeling of self-accomplishment, learning and development, self-confidence, no time for negativity, and making new friends.
I invite other members to expand this list.
Dr S. Varma
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