The Link Between a Healthy Heart and Lifestyle

A research study in the US has reported a link between feeling happy and relaxed in real life and lessening the risks of heart attacks. Findings of this report were published in American Journal of Cardiology’s 1st of July issue.

Experts say that a happy disposition in life makes someone healthier because of its effect on illnesses: “If you are by nature a cheerful person and look on the bright side of things, you are more likely to be protected from cardiac events,” Lisa R. Yanek of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s division of General Internal Medicine says. She warns that being a cheerful person isn’t something that can be easily learned as it’s likelier to be cheerful if you’re born with it.

Furthermore, this isn’t the first time heart health has been linked to positive outlook in life. Previous studies also have suggested that depressed and anxious people are likelier to be victims of heart problems than people with sunny dispositions. Results also show that jolly people experience fewer moments of severe cardiac attacks because of their well-being and healthy lifestyle.

A thorough report on this research study can be read here.