Love yourself to stay healthy

 作者:汲聪病     |      日期:2019-03-08 06:12:00
HIGH self-esteem doesn’t just feel good, it has physical benefits too, protecting the heart and immune system. Andy Martens from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, and colleagues carried out experiments in which 184 participants were given feedback designed to raise or lower their self esteem. Or they rated their natural self-esteem levels for two weeks. The team analysed the activity of the participants’ cardiac vagal tone – a measure of how strongly the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) influences the heart. Having higher self-esteem (natural or induced) correlated with higher vagal tone (Journal of Research in Personality, DOI: