“A little goes a long way” as the saying goes, and the same is true for optimism. Here at Summerfield, we do our best to share our positive attitudes and good vibes with the independent senior housing and assisted living in Utah county. While the positive mindset alleviates stress and encourages mental well-being, there are also numerous studies proving the positive outlook affects physical health.
Studies show a positive mindset is also associated with a lower chance of disease. A review of 15 studies with over 200,000 participants found a 35% lower chance of getting heart disease and a 14% lower chance of early death in people who were optimists. People who are optimistic also have better results following surgery, with fewer complications requiring hospital readmission. This may be related to the finding that optimists have better coping skills when dealing with stress and setbacks.
Being optimistic is associated with biological risk factors such as lower blood sugar and cholesterol. In addition, that positive thinking may boost your immunity and reduce your chances of infection and cancer. Even after considering healthy behaviors, optimistic people had a 15% longer lifespan and 50% greater chance of living past 85 than people with a negative outlook. The conclusion drawn is that something more is at work besides just behavior.
The big question remains, How can I be optimistic? Below are 5 suggestions for boosting your optimism, and in turn your health:
In conclusion, we take pride in sharing our genuine smiles and friendship with our residents, and we do all we can to promote their well-being from the inside out. If you are looking for luxury senior facilities near me, come stop by and see if we can brighten your day. For more information, contact a representative at (801) 434-7581.