The world is talking about the health benefits of happiness. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that unmarried people have a 40 percent higher chance of a negative heart surgery outcome.

Happiness can be found in many ways. When you have meaningful connections with friends and family, your body reacts in positive ways so, investing time in relationships is just as important as work and exercise. Rejoice in others’ good fortune and more will be added to you. People ache for great listening, it is one of the single best things you can do to cultivate flourishing relationships.

Positive emotions like purpose, optimism, and related activities like smiling can produce very real results just like the rewards we get from eating healthy foods.

Doing work you love and celebrating your successes release endorphins to make the days enjoyable and keep negative stress away.

Basking in our pets unconditional love and sometimes hilarious antics are a sure fire way to lighten a mood.

Dancing with abandon can even give us something to laugh about as an added bonus. It is said that laughing 100 times is the equivalent to 10 minutes on a rowing machine or 15 minutes on an exercise bike, and it’s free! It’s even okay to start a movement

So, go ahead and see what happiness you can create right now!