Why is optimism good for me?

Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine
It is essential for your health to try to think positive and be optimistic. In this video, Dr. Robin Miller explains why looking on the bright side is good for the entire body.

Sharine Forbes
Geriatric Medicine

Schnittker and McLeod (2005) recognize that specific personality traits such as optimism and lack of hostility can help impede the progression of disease and can even help increase the life expectancy of an individual. Additionally, the MacArthur study suggests that those who possess a “self-efficacy” quality will also age better because they have a more optimistic outlook on overall aging process (Williams & Kemper, 2010).

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