Want To Live To 100? Try To Bounce Back From Stress

If you want to improve your longevity, how much you whine may be as equally important as how often you enjoy wine. Dr. Mark Lachs warns that longevity not only depends on one's ability to bounce back from biological stress, but sees "adaptive competence as psychologically critical as well." In simpler terms, a brighter attitude could go a long way toward extending your life. A study by Yale Professor Becca Levy found that people who don't let things get them down live an average of 7 ½ years longer. While good genes play a large role in unusual longevity, looking at your wine glass half-full could lead to a longer life. 
NPR, April 11, 2011

Written By: Dr. Mark Lachs

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