Last year, a study showed that people who believed they were in good health tended to be in better health. This was the case even for people who didn’t live the healthiest lifestyle. Now a study shows that people who tend to have a more optimistic outlook in life had less risk of developing heart disease and stroke.
The study shows that negative feelings like depression, anxiety, stress, anger, fear, and hostility can increase our chances of developing heart disease or a stroke. Makes sense to me. When we’re stressed, we make less-than-smart choices (i.e., drink, smoke, eat “comfort foods”).
Now we have studies that confirm the aftermath of a good outlook and negative emotions on our health. Why are we still hanging on to the stuff that does nothing for our health? Yes, that was a collective statement even though I’m projecting my own weakness on readers. Easier said than done, Frozen.
As human beings, we’re miraculous animals. Our state of mind can do so much for our health. Keeping a healthy brain and trying to see things on the bright side is a protective way of life. It’s like wearing your seat-belt while driving on the highway of life.
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