Positive thinking could help you live longer

New research from the British Heart Foundation and University College London suggests that positive thinking could help you to actually live longer. Obesity and smoking have long been associated with heart disease but new research has found that the more optimistic you are, the more likely you are to speed up recovery and live longer.

The research has found that optimistic people are more likely to take on board advise and make lifestyle changes. They are more likely to concentrate on changing their diet and to eat more healthily. Optimistic people are twice as likely to quit smoking within 12 months of a heart attack compared to pessimistic people.

Being diagnosed with this disease can have a huge impact on your life. It can cause emotional distress and you could feel withdrawn from the world which could lead to depression. So positive thinking can not only help you with depression or stress but could also help you to live longer. If you have a positive mental attitude you are less likely to suffer from stress or depression.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is used to promote positive thinking and activity. It concentrates on the future rather than the past. The miracle question helps the client to identify positive changes. It can help with depression and stress but this new research could indicate that therapies like Solution Focused Hypnotherapy could also have a protective effect.

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