The BENEFITS of positive thinking are well documented, including stress reduction, improved immunity, and a lower risk for heart disease. But did you know that positive thinking can actually help you live longer? Here’s what research shows about positive thinking and aging, and what you can do to benefit your aging process.


Research shows that how you think about aging affects how long you will live. In a study of 660 people, those with more positive perceptions of their own aging lived an average of 7.5 years longer. This effect remained after other factors such as age, gender, income, loneliness, and health status were taken into consideration.


Research has found that people who look forward to aging (lets be real… one is THRILLED) while they are young, rather than dreading growing old, have a greater chance of living longer.  If you take the stance that growing older is going to be full of exciting experiences while you’re still young it will improve your positive outlook and can have a tremendous effect on your life expectancy.


While there are no absolutes in research that a positive attitude leads to a longer life. Researchers believe that positive thinking about aging can increase a person’s will to live, making him or her more resilient to illness and more proactive about health. Another explanation is that mental stress of aging is lower for people who have a positive attitude.


What’s so great about aging? Good question. Our society prizes youth and beauty above all. Messages about aging tend to emphasize the negative aspects. But, like fine wine, people get better as they age. Experience, combined with maturity, gives older people great insight. Older people are more in touch with spirituality and prioritize depth in their life. By following a simple, healthy lifestyle you can preserve your health and energy.


In addition to positive thinking, there are some other markers of healthy aging that can add years to your life:

  • Low blood pressure: 4 years
  • Low cholesterol readings: 4 years
  • Healthy weight: 1 to 3 years
  • Not smoking: 14 years
  • Regular exercise: 1 to 3 years
  • While these numbers account for mortality and do not consider quality of life, it’s safe to say that being in good health can boost your longevity.

Sending positive thoughts for your day!

Live well. Smile often. Drink wine (or sparkling cider) with great friends!


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