Friday, August 21, 2009

Smile - you'll live longer!

This article was posted by Leah on Facebook this morning, and it was so good, I just had to blog about it!

For those of you who are too busy to go read it (though it's really very short, but still I know some of you have lives, LOL). It pretty much says that a group of researchers have done a study on the correlation between 100 000 women's life outlook (attitude) and their long term health, and have found that women who are optimistic are significantly more likely to live longer!

Now, living longer isn't for everyone, and I suspect if you have a pessimistic attitude, you don't really think there is any benefit to living longer anyway, because well, life is so hard - who in their right mind would want to prolong the suffering...

But anyway, for those of us who do love life, and find it mostly gratifying, Yay!!! We get to have more of it!

The most interesting part to me, the bit I took from this, is that mistrusting others, and being cynical or harbouring hostile thoughts about others is great and negatively impact your health! So, just don't do it!

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