The conference on “The influence of the emotions on physical health” attracted a big audience to the hall in the Alcossebre’s San Benet Pensioners Association.
The lecture, promoted by the Red Cross and supported by the Alcala de Xivert Council’s Welfare Department, was based on interesting different themes such as the effect of their emotional state on people’s health. Recent studies were looked at which demonstrate the negative effect on health of emotional states such as anger, worry and stress. On the other hand, they also showed how optimism, security and altruism are very positive emotions for people.
The audience had the opportunity to take part in the conference to ask about various doubts and to obtain more, better information. One of the messages which the speaker, Carmen Cerdá, imparted was that the result of developing altruistic, generous behaviour is that “you feel good about yourself and this is fundamental”.