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Positivity Once Again Shown to Halt and Reverse Health Risks, Even in Old Age

positivefreedom 245x153 Positivity Once Again Shown to Halt and Reverse Health Risks, Even in Old Age

It’s true: happiness helps us live longer. But what about seniors facing years of gradual decline in health? A new study published in Psychosomatic Medicine says that seniors who maintain a positive outlook despite increasing health problems can reduce—and even reverse—health risks. And this certainly isn’t the only research outlining the powers of positivity and optimism.

“Older adults can be taught through counseling or therapy to engage in self-protective thoughts like staying positive when it comes to their own health,” says co-author Carsten Wrosch. “That means a better quality of life, both physically and mentally, something we all want at any age.”

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Wrosch and his team observed 122 senior citizens for the Centre for Research in Human Development study. The participants answered questionnaires…

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~ by desertrose on November 5, 2012.

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