Being happy and naturally optimistic cuts the risk of developing heart problems, say researchers.

They found that those who are enthusiastic, contented and believe the glass is half full rather than half empty have a better chance of keeping their heart healthy.

It is the first study to find such a strong link between positive emotions and a lower risk of heart disease.

Findings published in the European Heart Journal reveal the potentially damaging effects of pessimistic thoughts and long-term negativity.

“This is the first study to show an independent relationship” between heart disease and a positive attitude that was spelled out through clear data, as opposed to just being based on a person’s own report of their attitude.

(Continue reading in the Daily Mail)
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  1. Thanks so much for posting, Geri and Michelle:-) My wonderful father died of a heart attack nine years ago this month, and I miss him very much, so heart health is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart. My dad was an optimistic person in general, which may be why he was able to live so long with heart disease. In fact, he may have been one of the people who had an idea for a Good News Network and helped to give me the idea before I discovered Geri’s wonderful site (I can’t remember exactly where the idea came from for me, but he may have contributed). I think this is a very important article- thanks for posting:-) God bless you both, and God bless you, Dad- love and miss you a ton, but I know you are still there watching over everyone- please watch over my mom, family, friends, Brad, Shannon, and everyone- thanks so much and God bless:-)

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