A little positivity goes a very long way.Sometimes it can be hard to look on the bright side of life-and those are the times when it might be most important to do so.
A recent research paper published online in September 2013 in a journal of the American Heart Association shows that even for people dealing with heart disease-the number one killer of adults in this country-a positive outlook means living longer and stronger, or as we say, living younger.
The study, which looked at 607 patients in a hospital in Denmark, found that patients whose moods were overall more positive were 58 percent more likely to live at least another five years. These people exercised more, too. The scientists can't say for sure if positivity led to exercise or if exercise improved mood, but we say that the important message is the same either way: Positive thinking and regular physical activity are really important for life (and beauty, too).
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