Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Follow the Sun

"Choose to be optimistic," said the Dalai Lama. "It feels better."
New science from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests
he's right. Researchers say that cheerful people have fewer
hear attacks and strokes, higher levels of "good" HDL cholesterol,
and lower levels of triglycerides than gloomier people. Bonus:
The more upbeat you are, the more cancer fighting carotenoids
you have in your bloodstream. There's no magic involved, the
researchers note: Optimistic people tend to eat right, exercise,
and take good care of themselves. The sunnier life seems, the
more you're motivated to stick around to enjoy it.
-Prevention Magazine, June 2013