2. Optimists live longer
Many experts have stated that optimists live longer than pessimists. Studies have found that this is because optimists tend to exercise more and eat healthier foods. This makes them more likely to have a healthier body and a more regulated blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Cultivating a positive attitude will make us feel better in the present as well as extend our life expectancy.
Studies have also found that optimists are 10% less likely to fall ill and are better connected with their psychological well being. They also recover faster after surgery or disease. Optimists are also known to have longer romantic relationships.