All people have to face negative emotions in life. However, most of us are not aware on the negative effects that they have on our health. When you learn about their harmful impact, you will most certainly find a way to avoid them.

According to research, when you replay bad memories in the mind, you feel regretful or resentful and feel negative emotions it is not the mind that suffers only. The body is affected in a negative way as well. If you focus on this type of negative emotions, it can even lead to extremely dangerous disease.

Fortunately, there is a solution for negative emotions and the dangerous consequences. The solution is forgiveness.

Many people consider forgiveness as a sign of flaw, weakness and submission. However, this is not correct. The only people who are able to forgive are those who have the strongest personality.

Forgiveness should also not be considered as an event. It is a process and this determines the difference between emotional and decisional forgiveness.

Here is the difference between these 2 types of forgiveness:

Emotional forgiveness includes replacement of negative emotions that not allow forgiving with other types of emotions. During emotional forgiveness, both physiological and psychological changes happen, which affects the well-being and the overall health of the person. Decisional forgiveness is an intention to stand against unforgiving and to give a different response to a transgressor.

One scientific study has also shown that people who are able to forgive have better psychological and physiological health.

There are also other studies that show that forgiveness is linked to fewer somatic complaints, improved sleep quality, less use of medications, less chronic fatigue and improved physical health.

Forgiveness is also essential for the health of the heart. One published study showed that forgiveness protects the heart. On the other side, negative emotions such as anger have effects that are toxic for the heart. The researchers have given the following conclusions to their research:

The results of this study showed that the increase of the feeling of forgiveness and the decrease of the negative feelings such as anger and resentment may even be clinically relevant.

In one research carried out by well-known psychologists, the effects of negative emotions were analyzed. The study was conducted on more than 70 people. Half of the people were male and the other half included female participants.

The participants were instructed to remember some old grudges and painful memories, while the researchers observed and recorded the activity of the sweat gland, the tension of the facial muscles, the blood pressure and the heart rate.

Afterwards, the participants were instructed to imagine themselves granting forgiveness to offenders from real life. The researchers noticed and concluded that forgiveness lowers the physiological stress responses and gives greater control. Forgiveness also lowered the blood pressure of the participants and relaxed the facial muscles.

On the other side, painful memories, negative emotions and grudges increased the production of sweat and the stress response.

In conclusion, unforgiveness leads to health problems, while forgiveness improves the health condition of a person.

Even in medical books, unforgiveness is defined as a disease which leads to more serious health issues.

Emotional problems can even interfere with the treatments of some diseases.

Forgiveness can also be used as a cancer prevention. Most of the cancer patients have forgiveness problems, according to research.

Chronic anxiety increases the production of cortisol and adrenaline, which enables the body to fight cancer.

Therefore, we need to forget about negative emotions, understand that everyone makes mistakes and start forgiving.