MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 AT 7:30 PM
Does Happiness Keep the Doctor Away?
A Zócalo/Kaiser Permanente Event
Moderated by Stephanie O’Neill, Healthcare Reporter, KPCC, Southern California Public Radio
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
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Our doctors warn us of the dangers of obesity, of eating the wrong foods, of smoking, and of not getting enough exercise. They warn us, too, that poor mental health can wreak havoc on our physical well-being. But there’s another prescription for good health that is frequently left off these lists: that happy people live longer, healthier lives than their unhappy peers. Good health and happiness—like good health and exercise, or good health and a balanced diet—go hand in hand. But is it possible to make happiness a habit? Can we agree on what happiness is—or how to measure it? A panel including life coach Cynthia Loy Darst and “The Happiness Psychiatrist” Sheenie Ambardar visits Zócalo to discuss the biomechanics of health and happiness.