Health + Happiness

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Assess your level of burnout with the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), and take steps to improve your well-being.

Sometimes the simplest and most accessible solutions are the most effective. One factor can have the biggest impact on health: happiness.

One of the youngest U.S. Surgeon Generals in history, physician, public health advocate, entrepreneur, and grassroots organizer Vivek Murthy shares his prescription for good happiness. Happiness reduces risk of stroke, heart attack, increase chance of living longer, and increase success of losing weight. Long-term happiness, or emotional well-being is far more driven by how we process life events than the events themselves.

The good news: You can cultivate it. Gratitude, meditation, exercise and social connectedness are just a few of the tools we can use to increase happiness, and it is easier to achieve than we might think. Happiness is an untapped, unrecognized resource that has the potential to transform health.

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Created by TED’s founder, TEDMED(www.tedmed.com) convenes and curates extraordinary people and ideas from all disciplines both inside and outside of medicine in pursuit of unexpected connections that accelerate innovation in health and medicine.

Best known for their annual event, TEDMED is a year-round global community. 

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How Are You Doing?

Assess your level of burnout with the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), and take steps to improve your well-being.

About TEDMED

Created by TED’s founder, TEDMED(www.tedmed.com) convenes and curates extraordinary people and ideas from all disciplines both inside and outside of medicine in pursuit of unexpected connections that accelerate innovation in health and medicine.

Best known for their annual event, TEDMED is a year-round global community. 

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