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Optimism affects heart health

Optimists have good cardiovascular health
Being happy is good for your heart.
Optimists are twice as likely to be in good cardiovascular health, according to a new study led by a professor of social work at the University of Illinois. 

“Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health compared to their more pessimistic counterparts,” said lead study author Rosalba Hernandez.

The optimists had better blood sugar and total cholesterol levels, were more physically active, with healthier body mass indexes and less likely to smoke.

It is thought to be the first study to consider the connection between optimism and cardiovascular health in a large, ethnically and racially diverse population.

SOURCE: Optimistic people have healthier hearts, study finds 1/8/2015 | Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor  NEWS BUREAU | PUBLIC  AFFAIRS
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

4 comments:

  1. I can believe this... I know when I am feeling happier, I do feel healthier... It is when I am optimistic that I am feeling happier... there is so much to be grateful :)

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    1. It makes sense doesn't it that our mood can affect our whole body including our heart health

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  2. Nice to know and good information~

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    1. Thanks Sangay, it is interesting that they did a study on this. Hope you are having an optimistic day.

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