Always look on the bright side of life!
Thursday 13 August 2009
Thinking positively might just be the long term boost we’ve all been looking for.
A survey conducted by the University of Pittsburgh in which they interviewed 100,000 women, has shown that those who were more optimistic had a 9% lower chance of developing illnesses such as heart disease.
Yep! They reckon it’s all down to how we think.
Looking on the bright side when we’re ill or after an operation might speed up the healing process. Another study has shown that 6,000 people recovered from even the most severe injuries when they were more hopeful of the outcome. Those who are deemed “cynical” however, are shown to have a higher risk of early death.
In credit crunch Britain, everything can seem a little bit depressing at the moment, but those with a positive outlook on life are more likely to get through it unscathed.
Dr. Christopher Peterson, P.H.D says: “Optimism isn’t going to create a job, but it’s going to help you do something that might get you a job.”
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By Chloe Pew Latter