Heart disease, positive thinking and exerciseHeart patients with a positive attitude live longer than those with less optimistic thoughts, according to new research.
In a study of patients with coronary artery disease, Danish researchers found those with a positive attitude exercised more and lived longer.
It is not clear if these patients exercised more because they had a positive attitude, or whether exercising gave them a positive attitude – so it is best to try to do both.
The study found heart patients with a positive attitude were 42% less likely to die than those with a negative attitude.