The link between your emotional and physical health

We all know one's emotional health can affect her physical health, but we often undervalue this connection, failing to recognize just how intricately the emotional and physical are linked.

Recently, researchers in Finland demonstrated that both emotional health and personality traits profoundly influence risk factors for coronary heart disease. Specifically, they found people categorized as pessimistic are 2.2 times more likely to die from heart disease than those who have a more optimistic view of life.

The ability to be optimistic, to find that one good element in even the worst of situations may be difficult to do, but it could lead you to a healthier, happier, and longer life.

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