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How Being Thankful Benefits Your Overall Health 

 November 24, 2022

By  Dr. Rick Barrows

thankful benefits healthAre you looking for a way to improve your overall health? If so, you should try being grateful. Multiple research studies have shown that being thankful for the people and positive events in your life can make a significant difference in your overall health. Obviously, it is important for you to see health professionals regularly, but it is also important for you to be grateful for everything that you enjoy in your life. What are a few of the top ways that being grateful can help you improve your overall health? Keep reading to learn more.

You Improve Your Mental Health

One of the biggest benefits of gratitude is that you can improve your mental health. When you are grateful for everything that you enjoy in your life, you have an easier time developing strong relationships with those most important to you. You prioritize spending time with your family members and friends, which can make a significant difference in your mental health.

As a result, you may enjoy lower levels of depression and anxiety, and it could give you more energy to attack everything you have to accomplish for the day. This means that your stress levels could be lower, which can make a significant difference to your mental health. If you want to take care of your mental health, focus on being thankful.

You Sleep Better at Night

Another major benefit of being grateful is that you can sleep much better at night. The vast majority of people require between seven and eight hours of sleep every night, but there are a lot of people who do not get the sleep they deserve.

If you feel like you spend a lot of time tossing and turning, consider being grateful for everything you enjoy in your life. If you go to bed focusing on the positives, the negatives are not going to keep you awake at night. Your stress levels will be lower, and it could make it easier for you to go to sleep. If you want to improve the quality of the sleep you get at night, focus on being thankful.

You Do a Better Job Taking Care of Your Physical Health

Finally, if you are grateful for everything in your life, you will be incentivized to take better care of your physical health. Research studies have shown that if you are grateful, you will do a better job of eating healthier, exercising regularly, and taking care of your body.

This might be because you want to be there for your family members and friends, all of whom enjoy having you around. If you want to get the motivation to exercise, make sure you are grateful for everything you have in your life.

Be Grateful for the Positives in Your Life

Ultimately, these are just a few of the many examples of ways that being thankful can help you improve your overall health. If you are grateful for all of the good things you enjoy in your life, you can improve your mental health, sleep better, and incentivize yourself to take better care of your physical health.

If you want to take care of your overall health, it is also important for you to see a chiropractor regularly. A chiropractor can address a wide variety of aspects of your health, making sure that you have a comprehensive plan in place to help you enjoy better health overall.

Consider reaching out to a chiropractor to schedule your next appointment. If you don’t have a local chiropractor, we’d be honored to serve you and your health needs. So give us a call. We’re here to help!

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San Antonio, Texas 78221

How We Are Different

Dr. Barrows is a unique San Antonio chiropractor who specializes in difficult cases that have not responded to other care. All treatment plans are highly individualized based on your specific history, needs and goals.

Areas We Serve

We are located in San Antonio and serve the communities that reside in zip codes 78214, 78223, 78224, 78221, and 78264. However, we see patients from a large radius around Bexar County, Atascosa County, and Medina County because of the unique, customized treatment options we offer.


Dr. Rick Barrows


Dr. Rick Barrows has been practicing chiropractic in San Antonio for 38 years. He is a 1983 graduate of the prestigious Texas Chiropractic College in Houston, Texas. Being raised under chiropractic care, Dr. Barrows is firmly grounded in the principle that respects the body’s natural ability to heal.

Dr. Rick Barrows

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