Research Confirms Happiness Is Heart Healthy

DolceTracker| In the early days of Anne of Carversville (June 2007), I always joked and still do about looking at the world through rose-colored glasses. The glass is always half-full with me, even when my life is totally stressed out — like in our current American economic meltdown.

This perception of life is good for my health — certainly my heart, which a computer scan has also confirmed.

In a study of 1,739 healthy adults living in Nova Scotia and tracked for 10 years, researchers accounted for every known heart disease risk factor and then announced that the happiest people were 22% less likely to develop heart disease in the 10 year survey period, than people who fell in the middle of the negative-positive emotion scale. Read on at Web MD: Happiness Good for the Heart.