Playing the lottery could be the ticket to better health.
Getting in line for that $700 million Powerball jackpot may be good for your health.
Researchers have looked into how events like winning the lottery can affect health and happiness. While winning money may not cause everlasting happiness – people tend to return to “normal” levels over time – it can impact your emotional well being.
Worries about money can cause stress. In fact, it’s been named the number one cause of stress in surveys of Americans for nearly a decade. Stress has been linked to health issues such as depression, muscle aches and ulcers. Some people also skip health screenings or treatments due to financial concerns.
Researchers have concluded that while having a high income doesn’t buy happiness, it does allow people to become more satisfied with their lives.
For those not lucky enough to win the Powerball jackpot, getting a massage, exercise and changes in diet can help lower stress levels.