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Optimistic Women 'Cut Risk of Deadly Diseases'

In a study of more than 70,000 senior women, researchers found that those with the most optimistic attitudes were less likely to get deadly diseases like cancer, and heart and lung conditions and stroke, BBC.com reports. Even taking positive lifestyle choices into account, a positive attitude still stood out as a powerful predictor of later disease.

Mounting research reveals that you cannot separate your health from your emotions, and numerous other studies support this latest study, that having an upbeat and positive perspective can translate into living a longer healthier life. For example, in one older study, pessimism was linked to a 19 percent higher risk of dying over a 30-year period.

Another study found that people who were the most optimistic were up to 76 percent more likely to have a total health score in the ideal range, including better cardiovascular health.

Being able to manifest positive emotions and happiness is perhaps one of the greatest gifts you have been given as a human being — but it’s a CHOICE you have to make, including not worrying about whether you MIGHT get sick. As it turns out, simply thinking you might get sick can make you sick, to the point that pessimism raises your risk of dying by 220 percent!

If you tend to worry or fret excessively, strategies that have a high degree of success include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness training, breathing exercises and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Dietary interventions to correct nutritional deficiencies and/or poor gut health can also be part of the answer.
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