UW-Health recommend sharing gratitude during the holidays and year-round

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT)- This Thanksgiving, UW-Health is hopeful you will adopt an attitude of gratitude.

UW Psychologist, Dr. Shilagh Mirgain says gratitude positively influences your health. A change in mindset can give you extra energy and even improve your blood pressure.

When bad things happen to us or others, Dr. Mirgain says it is essential to keep your head up. “There’s a lot of turmoil, there’s a lot of interpersonal stress and as a result, our mind can kind of get stuck in that rut and so we can actually shift that with gratitude,” explains Mirgain.

Although it’s customary to give thanks on Thanksgiving, Mirgain says it’s essential to prioritize gratitude and positivity all year round.