The most optimistic women tend to live longer, researchers find
BOSTON – A new study indicates that being optimistic could help you live longer.
Researchers from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health analyzed data from more than 150,000 women and found that compared to the least optimistic, the most optimistic were more than 5% more likely to live and d be 10% more likely to live past age 90. years, regardless of race or ethnic origin.
While lifestyle factors like healthy diet and exercise certainly play a big role in longevity, having a positive attitude even if you have chronic health conditions could help you live longer. .