Sometimes life gives us lemons. Circumstances make it hard to be optimistic. Sometimes it feels easier to just whine about literally everything. For the ladies, there are times that our emotions get ahead of us. Especially when that time of the month comes, mood becomes insanely affected. This recent study will give us a more valid reason to be optimistic with all our might, every-single-day.
According to this new study
from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, having an optimistic outlook on life will reduce the chance of premature death. Meaning, a longer life, more fulfilling, and happier!
Results showed that positive thinking people will have a lower risk of getting major diseases, such as, cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and infection.
“While most medical and public health efforts today focuses on reducing risk factors for diseases, evidence has been mounting that enhancing psychological resilience may also make a difference,” said Eric Kim, research fellow in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and co-lead author of the study, in an interview
. “Our new findings suggest that we should make efforts to boost optimism, which has been shown to be associated with healthier behaviors and healthier ways of coping with life challenges.”
The study involved 70,000 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study. Researchers have studied data that is gathered among these women every 2 years.
It showed that women who are optimistic in life have lesser chance of getting serious diseases eight times lower than those who are negative with life. Experts have linked an optimistic mindset to having healthier bodies, for these people probably have normal blood pressure, and are more physically active.
Optimistic women have 30 percent lower risk of dying from diseases, according to the study.
"Growing evidence has linked positive psychological attributes like optimism to a lower risk of poor health outcomes, especially cardiovascular disease. It has been demonstrated in randomized trials that optimism can be learned. If associations between optimism and broader health outcomes are established, it may lead to novel interventions that improve public health and longevity," written in the study.
Thus, girls and boys, the morale is do not stress. Live life and see the light. We will all pass in the end, what matters is how we lived life. Better, if it will be longer. Perspective really is everything!