New report: Is healthiness a state of mind?

MGN Online
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 9:23am

A recent study in "The Canadian Medical Association Journal" found that people age 60 or older who said they enjoyed life less were more likely to develop a disability over an eight year period and a recent review of more than 200 studies found a connection between positive thinking and lowered risk of cardiovascular disease.

Researchers say being able to mangage life's speed bumps, in essence regulating negativity, has a big impact on our physical health. But some of us may have an easier time at this than others: research has also found that happiness is linked to genetics and environment when we're young, two factors that aren't as controllable.


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