Thursday, November 24, 2011

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Ladies, Be Healthy – Go To Synagogue

by Reb Gutman Locks @ Mystical Paths


Israel National News reports:[i]

“Women who attend synagogue regularly are more optimistic than others, according to a Yeshiva University research report to be published this week in the Journal of Religion and Health.

The same conclusions apply to non-Jews who attend church.

A more optimistic view of life was expressed by 56 percent of those regularly attended prayer service.

A study in 2008 showed that religious people generally are healthier and less susceptible to stress than those who are not religious.”

"We know they're less likely to die, and health outcomes can be related to psychological factors."

Religious practice in general can encourage a "positive worldview, include calming rituals, and have other psychological and social benefits," according to the new research report.”

      Gutman suggests: Ladies, go pray. It’s cheaper than psychiatry, tastes better than pills, isn’t fattening, and the studies prove that it usually works.

[i] 11/13/11

1 comment:

  1. 1. There are studies that go both ways regarding religious people.
    Well, it's nice to know it's not just us.

    2. From the Health Ministry (headed by a hareidi deputy minister):
    "Health Ministry, Dairy Board launch joint campaign aimed at fighting overweight phenomenon among ultra-Orthodox. 'The problem is seven times worse in the haredi sector than among seculars'",7340,L-4116222,00.html

    I travel regularly through frummy areas. Now I know that my eyes do not deceive me.

    You may wish to publicize this - 20 minutes three times a week for total fitness:

    Sweeping the problem under the carpet will not solve it. Healthy eating and some exercise will, B"D.


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