17 Characteristics of Happy, Healthy People

by Robin De-Ivy Allen on May 15, 2009 · 2 comments

By Robin De-Ivy Allen


“Happiness is not something ready made.  It comes from your own actions.”

 – The Dalai Lama


The art of being happy and healthy involves focus, dedication and consistent dosages of inspiration.  Without a doubt there is an overabundance of negative people, places and things that we can find ourselves wrapped up in. 


In order to be happy and healthy, we must make happiness and health our goal.  Being happy is a choice.  Attitude truly is everything. 


Here’s a list of characteristics shared by happy, healthy people:

  • Happy, healthy people are grateful.  They recognize the blessings in all things and consistently show gratitude.
  • Happy, healthy people are excited.  They have something to look forward to each and everyday and welcome the new adventures that life has to offer.
  • Happy, healthy people live with integrity.  They live their values.  They are honest with themselves and others.
  • Happy, healthy people understand the importance of self care and making sure they consistently work toward strengthening their mental fitness.
  • Happy, healthy people know how to stand their ground and speak up for themselves.
  • Happy, healthy people eat well and focus on feeding their body high quality food.
  • Happy, healthy people have a regular exercise routine.
  • Happy, healthy people share and receive lots of love and affection.
  • Happy, healthy people forgive themselves and they don’t beat up on themselves for missteps.
  • Happy, healthy people want the best for those around them.
  • Happy, healthy people are optimistic.  They practice the art of reframing negative situations to put a positive spin on them.
  • Happy, healthy people have happy friends.
  • Happy, healthy people sleep well.
  • Happy, healthy people listen to music often.
  • Happy, healthy people constantly learn new things and are open to new ideas.
  • Happy, healthy people practice patience.
  • Happy, healthy people are spiritual. They understand the power of prayer.  They believe that all things are possible.

About the Author:  Robin De-Ivy Allen is the founder of Necessary Nutrition, a company dedicated to helping clients boost their metabolism, reduce their body fat, learn to eat for nutritional value and live their lives full of personal power, health and overall abundance.  Robin can be reached at 951-956-4643 or visit her website at www.NessyNutri.com.


[Editor’s Comments:  I definitely have some of the characteristics of happy people…but I could sure use some more! J 


I have a few quotes related to some of the above characteristics I’d like to share…


“If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” – Alan Simpson


“For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them..” – Thomas Jefferson


Sorry about the political quote, but I just couldn’t resist putting it in there. 


If you have any other characteristics you think belong or if you have a relevant quote you’d like to share, please leave us a Comment.]

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suzie May 15, 2009 at 9:05 am

Thought I would share one of my favorite quotes.

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Brault

2 Kelly Rudolph May 15, 2009 at 10:22 am

This article is an eye-opener and something to “stride” for. I’m excited that almost all the characteristics are part of my life; just have to eat more often. The characteristics would be great on everyone’s wall as a checklist and reminder. Businesses would benefit from hanging it as well and adjusting their culture to adhere. Thank you, Robin and Healthy Minute!

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