‘Don’t worry, be happy’ seems to be the best advice around for giving someone a shot at longevity. According to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, optimists not only are happier, but they also live longer.
Longevity has long been connected to genetics, gender and nutrition. Studies have also revealed mental health and behavior are linked with better physical health. Likewise, attitude can also affect well-being and longevity. A study presented in the February 2000 Mayo Clinic Proceedings discovered that among medical patients, optimists survived to a riper age than pessimists did. ‘www.nutritionreports.com