Smile and you will live longer. Don’t believe it? Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have just come out with a new study that found “exceptional longevity” can be achieved with a smile. At The 100 Year Lifestyle we have always believed in the importance of positive thinking in living 100:100. Now those beliefs have been quantified. On average, optimism extended the lifespan of study participants by 4 years!
At The 100 Year Lifestyle we have always said that we want you to have long, healthy, and happy years. We should all spend our days being happy over the love in our lives, holidays spent with friends and family, or just being outdoors in nature. Whatever it is that puts a smile on your face, do it! Smiling will not only help you live longer, you’ll feel better and be happier with each smile.
In the same way an optimistic outlook can help people feel psychologically better before they enter an interview or exam, so too could it extend lifespan. Researchers from Harvard University investigated the impact of optimism on lifespan. They wanted to find out whether the impact of a positive mindset was more than just psychological. Their findings have borne surprising fruit. Put a smile on your face, you’ll live longer, and keep reading.