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Retail Therapy Myths vs Facts

Retail Therapy Myths By APAGE "Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping." -- Bo Derek Myth: Fact DEPRESSED Surge of Dopamine to the Brain The brain's reaction to shopping is much like the reaction to comfort food. It's the reward mechanism at its finest! after splurging. Daiy Snopping Prolongs YourLife TEMPORARY HIGH Contributing factors include: eating fresher groceries, exercising more, and being with friends. Purchases are Proactive from shopping REGRET Purchases are often beneficial and relate to a strive for accomplishment. Fancy office supplies anyone? resulting from impulsive purchases Anytime Anywhere POST STRESS activity to help with recovery Arecent study revealed that people shop to help prepare for stressful situations and fight stress. Grandpa Needs tolHt the Mal FEMALES ALONE While women embrace retal therapy, studies show that elderly men benefit the most from daily shopping. relieve stress through shopping Why? Ederly men who shop daily are 28% Eating fresh A Being active Interacting with friends strangers less likely to die prematurely. Sources: HealthCentral istock images

Retail Therapy Myths vs Facts

shared by HealthCentral on Jul 26
We all do it: indulge in “comfort” purchases to remedy a bad day or sour mood. While the often short-lived euphoria resulting from this habit may lead to post-splurge guilt, new research suggest...





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