Pessimism: Does it Negatively Affect Your Health
A resounding YES! Colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh conducted a study on pessimism and health and the findings support having a positive outlook on life.
- 9% less chance of developing heart disease
- 14% less likely to die from any cause over the next 8 years
- Less likely to have diabetes
- Less likelihood of high cholesterol
- Less likelihood of being overweight
- Less likely to smoke
- Less likely to develop cancer
Being a pessimist can ruin more than a fun day at the zoo.
If you’re still not convinced it is time to trade in the pessimism voice…
Earn more money and report happier marriages…
“The best physician is also a philosopher.”
Aellus Galenus AD 129