Optimists Live Longer

New research reveals how positive thinking affects the body

Robert Roy Britt
Elemental
Published in
5 min readAug 27, 2019

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IfIf you look on the bright side, you just might live longer — much longer, according to some upbeat new research. And don’t be surprised if that rosy outlook also helps you sleep better at night.

A new study finds women who characterize themselves as having the highest levels of optimism live 15% longer…

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Robert Roy Britt
Elemental

Editor of Aha! and Wise & Well on Medium + the Writer's Guide at writersguide.substack.com. Author of Make Sleep Your Superpower: amazon.com/dp/B0BJBYFQCB