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Positive impacts of religion on life


There are many reasons why people choose to be religious. From the simple desire to belong and find peace of mind, to the need for moral guidance and support.

Religion provides social support

Religious people are more social. They tend to be more outgoing and friendly, and they want to help others. This makes sense for two reasons: religion provides a framework for understanding one’s place in the world (both physical and spiritual), which can help people feel connected with others; and religious communities also provide a support network through which members can get advice on how best to live their lives as moral agents. Religious people also have an easier time finding community when they’re feeling isolated or down because of depression or other personal issues that might make them feel isolated from society at large.

Religious involvement doesn’t just bring us together—it also brings us closer together by demonstrating that we share common values with other members of our faith group (or community). This is why volunteering at homeless shelters is such an important part of many faiths’ traditions: it teaches compassion toward those who need help most!

Religious worship promotes a positive mood and mental health

Religion is a powerful source of meaning and purpose. It can help people cope with stress and trauma, reduce anxiety and depression, promote better mental health—all of which are important for your overall well-being.

Religion may also be useful in helping you to focus on what matters most to you in life. For example, if someone has lost their job but keeps going to work because their faith tells them it’s important to show up even when times get tough (and they don’t), this can be an effective coping mechanism for dealing with hardship at work or home life.

Religion may help you live longer

Researchers have found that religious people tend to be more accepting of their mortality, which could lead to a healthier lifestyle than those who are not religious. Religious people are less likely to smoke or drink alcohol and are more likely to be active in their community. They also tend to have higher levels of education and income than non-religious individuals, which gives them access to better health care options when they need them most (like surgery). In addition, studies show that these same people tend not only stay healthier but also live longer overall than the average population at large—a fact that has been attributed largely due its strong belief system surrounding living well through faith rather than through drugs or alcohol consumption.”

Religious belief gives people purpose and meaning in life

Religion is about more than just a belief system. It’s about finding purpose and meaning in life, and it offers people ways to cope with stressful events such as grief or loss. For example, religious beliefs can help you feel connected to others and the universe as a whole (if you don’t know anyone who shares your religion). They may also help you feel more connected to God or your own spirituality if that’s something that’s important for you.

Religious practice leads to healthy behaviors

Religious practice can help people make healthier choices. For example, religious people are more likely to eat better and exercise.

Religious people are also more likely than non-religious people to avoid risky behaviors such as substance abuse, smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol excessively. Religious groups often provide support groups where they can discuss their struggles with addiction or depression—and this kind of informal support network is associated with lower levels of depressive symptoms in the short term (Koenig et al., 2015).

Research shows that religious participants are generally healthier, happier and have stronger social support than their non religious counterparts.

In one study, researchers found that people who were more religious had lower rates of mental illness and suicide. Other studies  based on the christian church services have shown similar results for depression and other mood disorders as well.


There is also evidence that religious belief can help people live longer and healthier. Much of the research on this topic has been conducted in the elderly, but it’s possible that these benefits extend to younger generations as well. One interesting possibility is that religious practice might lead to better health behaviors, such as exercising more, eating healthier foods, or getting regular medical checkups – all of which are associated with longevity in older adults too!

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