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Seeing the Grand Canyon Can Boost Your Health - My Grand Canyon Park

Look at the Grand Canyon to Live Longer

Even if you don't hike the trails or bike Hermit's Road, the act of looking at the Grand Canyon can lengthen your life.
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View from Yavapai Point in the Grand Canyon

Even if you don't hike the trails or bike Hermit's Road, the act of looking at the Grand Canyon can lengthen your life.

Researchers have linked positive emotions, especially the awe we feel when touched by the beauty of nature, art and spirituality, with lower levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which are proteins that signal the immune system to work harder.

The fact that "awe, wonder and beauty promote healthier levels of cytokines suggests that the things we do to experience these emotions -- a walk in nature, losing oneself in music, beholding art - has a direct influence upon health and life expectancy," co-author Dacher Keltner, a psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley, said in a statement to UC Berkley media.

So, in order to promote health, we invite you to visit these spots overlooking some of the most awe-inspiring views of the Grand Canyon.

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