|Title||Being happier will help you live longer, so learn how to be happier|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Keywords||Happiness, life course, Optimism|
If you could wish for just one thing, would it be happiness or a long life? Given what researchers tell us, one is likely to produce the other.
Science has been exploring the connection between happiness and longevity for some time. A 2011 analysis of nearly 4,000 Brits found those who said they felt content, happy or excited on a typical day were up to 35% less likely to die prematurely. In a 2016 study, a positive outlook was associated with longer life for nearly 4,000 older French men and women studied over 22 years.