Gift giving has positive impact on Psychological health

March 23rd, 2015

The world is revolving around the give and take relationship. Life is not a plate of cake thatyou come, eat a cake and you can go. No, here if you eat a cake, then you also have to offer the same quality or even better one to the person who gives it to you. It is not a hard and fast rule but we called it ethics. This is how the things are going. There came many events in life when you get yourself engage in buying gifts for others, it can be a birthday, anniversary, a religious event like Christmas, Eid, Devali, a wedding and the list goes on. But a good side of the picture is that the act of sharing gifts also has deep psychological effects on both the gift giver and receiver of the gift. Giving a gift is a universal way to show interest, appreciation, and gratitude, as well as strengthen bonds with others. Buying the gift for someone is a wholesome act involves, searching, keeping in mid the receivers liking, keeping a check on budget and selecting a gift. There you totally forget about your personal needs and wants any just think you make someone else happy with your gift. You search gift keeping in mind the taste and liking of the person. There is an emotional lift when searching for the gift. According to the rules of psychology, giving gifts has more positive impact on the gift giver then receiving a gift. It involves unselfish concern for the well-being of others. It improves the psychological health of a person if we give a gift without any expectation or keeping in mind any due or undue favor from the gift receiver.

According to Dr. Darlene Silvernail, owner of Silvernail Consultant Services and Psychology instructor at South University – West Palm Beach, “In lifespan and developmental psychology, we teach about altruism and how it benefits individuals and society,” moreover he says. “Gift-giving feels good internally, and there are extrinsic benefits also.”

Bringing a smile on someone face is a great gesture, and if you are the reason behind it then nothing can be better than that. It gives you feeling of internal satisfaction. And the way you make someone happy will eventually have a positive impact on your life as well. You will feel better and with this good inner feeling you want to repeat this act again and again so you will find out that the value attached to the purchase of gift is very less as compared to the internal satisfaction attached to it.

According to the research done by University of California one the gift of eatables are mostly popular and has a very less probability that it will go wasted. And on the top of the list of eatables there are sweets. So send sweets hampers whatever the occasion may be and become the reason of someone smile and brighten up someone’s day with your love and care.

“If you do something positive, positive psychology says you attract positive,” it is also a known thing that if you do something good to other, the good will happen to you in some way or another. Giving gifts can reveal how people think about others, what they value and enjoy and how they build and maintain relationships.

The process of giving and receiving gifts has an overall positive impact on sender, receiver relationship, they think perspective for each other and it impacts the psychological healthy positively. So live a positive life and indulge yourself in gift sharing.

Make walking easy in Peripheral Artery Disease with Dark Chocolate.

March 21st, 2015

The crazeof sweets is equally popular among kids and adults. The type and kind do vary. But you hardly find anyone who says that we don’t like to eat sweet in any form. It can be candies, jellies, chocolates, toffies, filled candies, butter cream sweets and the list goes on. That why sweet hampers is becoming one of the most widely loved gift on many occasion specially for birthday

The dark chocolate is sometimes have given the least preference because of its bitter taste. It is said that you slowly have to develop taste for it if you don’t like it at all. But the great fact is that the bitter dark chocolate has wrapped in it many health benefits. There benefits actually came from the cocoa beans. Dark chocolate being highly rich in cocoa beans provide the maximum cocoa other than milk chocolate and white chocolate which have more milk, butter and sugar.

There is also a great research done on the effect of Dark chocolate on the patients of  Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). There made two groups, one is giving with the dark chocolate and the other is not. The research was published in  Journal of the American Heart Association conclude that the people  were able to walk longer distances independently after consuming dark chocolate as opposed to mere milk chocolate. There is a special chemical  called polythenols which is found in strawberries, red cabbage,  purple grapes is also found in dark chocolate. The polythenols have great health benefits like reducing high blood pressure, making blood thin and facilitate in heart diseases, control insulin level in diabetes and many more, but this new aspect of this chemical is so convincing which gives a good rating to the food rich in it specially dark chocolate.

The study has a sample size of 50, it include both men and women and aged between 60-78. with the condition, which can cause pain and cramps that make walking extremely difficult. The process followed is like this, giving milk and dark chocolate on the alternative dates and then allowing the patients to used treadmill, and the results were recorded. , it was observed that those who ate the dark chocolate walked 11 percent farther and 15 percent longer, or 39 feet farther and approximately 17 seconds longer, compared to the milk chocolate eaters. The dark chocolate contained over 85 percent cocoa content while the milk chocolate had less than 30 percent. Moreover the study also showed that the stress level also reduced to the patient on the day they consume dark chocolate and the dark chocolate also increase blood flow to the leg which result in feeling stranger legs that day.

Thus this research is real good news for the patients of Peripheral Artery Disease, as it’s really a challenging job for them to walk. So it’s good to include a little piece of a dark chocolate every day in the diet, its harmless as compared to the medicines and will help body in many different ways.