Are Optimists Healthier Than Pessimists?
June 27th, 2019
Are you a glass half-full person? In other words, are you hopeful and confident about the future? If so, you might be healthier than your friends who believe that the worst will happen. Many studies have reported that optimism influences health. Among the findings: Highly pessimistic men were three times more likely to develop hypertension. People with positive emotions had lower blood pressures. The most pessimistic men were more than twice as likely to develop heart disease compared with the most optimistic. It is hard to know if optimism is the result of good health, or if... Read More