What if you could significantly reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease—and extend your lifespan—simply by changing your outlook on life?
Well, that’s exactly what a Harvard Medical study suggests.
The researchers found that those with a positive outlook enjoyed a 30 percent reduction in cardiovascular events and an 38 percent reduction in death, compared to those with a pessimistic outlook.
These are not small effects.
The researchers speculated that people who were more optimistic were more likely to engage in health-promoting behaviours, like eating well and exercising.
Research in neuroscience over the last 30 years has conclusively shown that:
- The brain is the control centre for health.
- Our thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and experiences change the structure and function of our brain.
This means that what we think, how we feel, and how we respond to life has a direct and measurable impact on our physiology—and thus on our health and our lifespan.
We’re not talking about New Age, woo-woo philosophy here.
This is based on peer-reviewed, scientific studies that have been published in some of the most reputable journals in the fields of neuroscience (like above).
And I think it’s one of the most revolutionary and empowering discoveries in medicine in the last hundred years.
So, how do you put these discoveries into practice?
“Keeping a gratitude journal”
Hang around positive people
Eating non inflammatory foods
Limit your news intake
To name a few…
Or you can dive deeper into the process and get support from a life coach, health coach or mindfulness coach.
Below is a link to a mindfulness coach I strongly recommend – Adrian Spear
You can change your brain—and in doing so, improve your health and extend your lifespan.
“Always look on the bright side of life”,