A positive outlook can prolong your life.
That is not just an empty promise or a New Age belief. That has been proven true by science. Yes, staying positive does not only make your life better, your burdens lighter, it could also prolong your life. And science can back that up.
A positive outlook can prolong your life
Studies show that people who keeps an optimistic attitude outlives those who have a negative take in life.
According to Dr Eric Kim of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, “When comparing the most optimistic to the least optimistic women, people had a reduced risk of dying from cancer, infection, stroke, heart disease and lung disease.”
Another study shows having a positive outlook can add 7.5 years to your life.
Here’s what science has to say about negative attitude or feelings:
Having a positive outlook means a person has better coping skills in life, and is more determined to improve his life. He has a tendency to take better care of his health and make better choices deliberately.
- Hopelessness causes lung problems.
- Rigidity causes migraine.
- Anger causes insomnia.
- Aggressiveness causes gastric ulcers.
- Anxiety causes digestive problems and skin problems.
The number one cause of death according to World Health Organization is heart disease—mostly related or caused by stress.
Stress is inevitable in life. But it is our attitude or response towards stress that will determine what kind of life we live.
We can go through life facing stress and miserable, or we can deal with life and all that comes with it with optimism.
The choice we make will determine the quality of life we live.
Indeed choosing light over darkness can make a major impact in life. It will not only turn your life around improve everything, from your health, your relationships with the people around you, how you do your job and how you work on what’s been given to you—it can also add years to your life.
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