How Being Positive Is Good For Your Health

Researchers have been looking at how people who look on the bright side of things may have better health and live longer lives. Optimists who see the glass as half full, rather than half empty, have been shown to reap the benefits when it comes to things like lower blood pressure, fewer cases of heart disease, better weight control, and even healthier levels of blood sugar. However, staying positive has also been shown to have a positive impact on serious illnesses like cancer and HIV infection.


Judith T. Moskowitz, a professor of medical social sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, came up with 8 ‘skills’ to help those suffering a health crisis. These skills all focus on feeling happy, calm, and satisfied despite a health crisis. Patients are encouraged to learn at least three of them and use at least one each day. Read more…

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