What the world’s healthiest people have in common
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They count their blessings
Looking for the good in others and the world will certainly make you happier but it can also make you healthier, report researchers at Harvard’s Medical School. The science suggests that optimism helps people cope with disease, recover from surgery, and avoid mental illness. “Research tells us that an optimistic outlook early in life can predict better health and a lower rate of death during follow-up periods of 15 to 40 years,” they added.
This article first appeared on Reader's Digest Australia.