See if docs understand the power of positive thinking.
Psychologist and American Heart Association spokesman Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD, responded to the results of the study like this:
"There is a lot of conjecture about why this is, but we don’t really know why optimism seems to be so beneficial for health." He added "Someone who believes that life is not worth living probably isn’t the type of person who goes to the gym three times a week."
Interestingly enough, the optimists tended to be younger and have health insurance, where the pessimists were more likely to have chronic diseases like diabetes or high blood pressure. The study found that the women with negative attitudes also avoided exercise.
So do you see the glass as half full or half empty? Do you think pessimists can change? Could exercise be the key to happiness and heart health?