Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Study suggests cheery people die sooner…I think I feel the ‘Big One’ coming…but I’m not sure


I may be in trouble. I’ve always had a problem with taking life too seriously, (as this photo attests) and have opted for humor whenever possible.

I may not have much time left as this study says being retired is not a good thing. Oh well. I always knew I wouldn’t get out of this life alive anyhow.

Serious folks live longer, and some stress is actually good for you, eight-decade study shows

“For decades we’ve been told that stress can kill you, that happy people live longer and that hours in the gym will keep you healthy. Now researchers have turned this kind of long-cherished conventional wisdom on its head. The new mantra: Stress can be good for you. Serious people may live longer than those with sunny dispositions. The treadmill may not hold the key to longevity.

These conclusions come from a unique study, which followed 1,500 Californians across eight decades. The study is described in a new book, “The Longevity Project.” Study co-author Leslie Martin says that some of the new results surprised both her and her co-author, Howard Friedman.” Story Here

1 comment:

Tom Sebourn said...

The real serious ones tend to be the ass holes and they always out live us.