May 1, 2013

Being positive isn’t just a good idea; it’s good for you. In fact, a recent study has proven the old saying, “You’re only as old as you feel.” Researchers found older adults with positive views on aging were 44% more likely to recover fully after severe disability than those with negative views on aging.

People with positive attitudes about aging also saw slower decline in their ability to do daily tasks such as dressing and bathing. It’s common sense that a positive attitude helps you feel better about yourself and your life, while a negative outlook can make you feel depressed. However, this study suggests there may be tangible health benefits to having a more positive view about aging. So, put on a happy face and learn more in this article from WebMD.