Stop negative thinking to reduce stress

According to mayoclinic.org  optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of our health and well-being. Positive thinking can help with stress management and  even improve our health.

The effects of positive thinking and optimism on health can be the following: Increased life span, lower rates of depression, lower levels of distress,  greater resistance to illnesses, better psychological  well-being, better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, better coping skills during hardships and times of stress.

It’s unclear yet why people who engage in positive thinking experience these health benefits, one of the theories is that positive and optimistic people tend to live healthier lifestyles — they get more physical activity, follow a healthier diet, and don’t smoke or drink alcohol in excess.

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