Another study of our fascinating species!
Negative emotions have been shown to have a detrimental effect on the body. A recent study reported in the Washington Post took an upside down look at that assumption: was it possible that positive emotions — feeling happy, satisfied, energized about life — could have a good effect? Even to the point where it prolonged a person’s life?
The study said that there’s growing evidence that optimistic people not only tend to live longer, but may reap physical benefits as well, allowing them to continue working, volunteering, participating in activities or doing whatever they want to do.
Don’t you love it when studies confirm, through years of painstaking research and careful statistics, what Scripture has already told us?
“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 17:22).
Source: The Washington Post