People with sunny disposition seems to live longer.
Having a positive outlook on life seems to protect heart.
Is it a case of “chicken vs egg” in that what came first. Do healthy people have a optimistic outlook and pessimistic people have lot of social, personal and health problems. Do life problems make people pessimistic or being optimistic makes one do better?
Researchers have adjusted the data for confounding factors. Evidence so far is very intriguing.
And the next question is – can one learn to be optimistic, change personality and have beneficial health effects. We don’t know at present.
2. Guardian. Optimism may hold secret to longer life, study suggests.
Disclaimer: Please note- This blog is NOT medical advice. This blog is purely for information only. See your own doctor to discuss concerns and options relevant for you.