Mounting research is showing the importance of optimism in reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease. Recent studies show that a tendency towards a more optimistic psychological outlook significantly reduces your risk of heart attack and stroke. This growing body of research is showing that we cannot separate your health from your emotions. In fact, having an upbeat and positive perspective can help you live a longer and healthier life.
Unfortunately, the antithesis also holds true: a research study back in 2000 (Mayo Clinic Pro) demonstrated that if you have a more pessimistic outlook you have a 19% increased risk of mortality over 30 years.
Watch the video to learn more about these powerful findings:
Written by Brendan Rigby, Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
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