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The Science of Happiness

EVOLV / June 2, 2016

Do you want to live longer?  Live better?  We hope you answered yes to both, because you certainly can!

Recent research on emotional health is revealing some exciting and surprising data on the connection between happiness, health, and overall well-being.  A study in the Lancet medical journal tracking over 200,000 women concluded that having better health actually can make people feel happier.  Another large study in Applied Psychology revealed that positive emotions and a sense of satisfaction with life predicated better health and longevity for populations in the U.S. and around the world.

Whether it’s happiness that influences health, or vice-versa, it is clear from numerous studies that excellent health and positive emotional states are closely related.  It is the mind-body connection that affects how long all of us will live and how well we will enjoy our lives.

At evolv, all of us have a passion for inspiring people to take action, to challenge the status quo, and improve their health, well-being, and quality of life.

We do this through education, health care services and medical procedures that can hopefully improve overall health and happiness.  We believe in the power of aesthetic services and skin health to reduce cancer risk and boost self-esteem and confidence.  We also value the trust and belief that our patients place in all of us as well as the caring and long-term relationships that we have had the privilege to enjoy and experience with so many special patient friends.

So as we head into the summer season, we invite all of you to join us in taking care of ourselves – let’s all move more, choose to eat foods that nourish, keep our skin young and cancer-free, and laugh a lot more with the ones we love.  Let’s be kind and grateful and volunteer to help others whenever we can.  Science has proven that these qualities will not only increase the happiness in your life, but help you live longer, better.

Frank Barone, MD, FACS