Here's one of the best reasons yet to adopt an optimistic, hopeful attitude: You just may live longer! A recent study published in the Psychological Bulletin by Harvard scientists found huge correlation between positive mental health and healthy cardiovascular health. Check this out:
1. They found a 50% reduced risk of initial cardiovascular event for optimists (compared with less optimistic individuals, and
2. Those optimists who were undergoing bypass treatment were 50% less likely to experience complications than their less optimistic counterparts.
These finding all held regardless of diet, exercise or smoking factors.
WOW - 50%! less risk of heart attack! Positive Psychology for the WIN!