The Astonishing Impact of Writing on Human Health

It has been revealed that writing and composing, especially in the form of poetry and literature, lead to a reduction in the production of the harmful hormone cortisol.

Scientists and researchers have concluded that writing has the potential to improve a person's health and be beneficial to their overall well-being.

This is particularly evident in the case of poets and writers, who tend to live longer and enjoy better health compared to their peers who do not engage in writing and creative expression.

Scientifically, it is well-known that cortisol negatively affects the human body. Produced in the adrenal glands when a person experiences stress, excessive cortisol production leads to increased abdominal fat, general inflammation, skin dryness, and other detrimental symptoms.

According to a report published by Readers Digest, writing and composing, particularly in the form of poetry and literature, have been found to reduce the production of this harmful hormone. Consequently, writing proves highly beneficial for a person's health, enhancing their overall mood and providing them with comfort.

The report states, "We know that eating well, getting proper sleep, and engaging in physical exercise can improve our stress levels and, therefore, our overall health. But did you know that writing can do the same?"

Reducing stress can be initiated by limiting the production of this elusive yet formidable hormone, and one scientifically proven, albeit lesser-known, method to do so is through writing.

Scientists assert, "When you pick up a pen or sit down to type your thoughts, you're grabbing an invisible needle, threading the strands from your mind, and weaving them into something tangible and manageable. You're reorganizing the chaos of your cluttered mind into a serene bookshelf filled with thoughts, feelings, and things you can control. This brings order, just like when your eyes fall upon a neatly organized closet after a frenzied reorganization."

The report emphasizes that the mind can be a chaotic place, where your inner critic, daily news, and never-ending to-do lists struggle to be heard above the din of deception, anxiety, and fears. Writing guides all of these elements into a well-organized waiting list to be acknowledged, addressed, listened to, and checked off.

Drawing on previous scientific studies, the report further notes, "Clearing the fearful atmospheres from your burdened brain is a proven way to relax better, sleep better, and enjoy better health. And because you've made space in your head, space for fresh ideas, for self-care thoughts, and open invitations to life; you're more likely to make good decisions thereafter... thus, you'll eat better, and checking off your achievements will encourage more positive choices."

The report concludes by affirming that writers and authors enjoy calmer sleep, better health, and more peaceful and contented lives than their counterparts who do not engage in writing and creative expression.

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