We’ve all heard that being positive can have positive health effects. That seems to be common sense, but in case you need some solid stats, here are a few from the January ’11 Reader’s Digest: “Depending on which study you read, optimists…
• are 9 percent less likely to develop heart disease.
• are only 77 percent as likely to be rehospitalized after some type of major surger.
• have blood pressure that’s five points lower, on average.
• live an average of five to nine years longer.”