A Study Found Being Optimistic Can Add Years to Your Life

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Chattanooga, Tennessee—

Staying positive isn’t easy, especially in tough times.  But if you give it your best shot, your chances of living to see BETTER days go up.  A new study found being optimistic can add YEARS to your life.

Researchers tracked 160,000 American women for more than two decades, and used a questionnaire to rate how optimistic they were.  And the ones who managed to look on the bright side of life were more likely to make it to 90, or even older.

By the end, the ones who were the most optimistic lived 5.4% longer than the ones who were the most pessimistic.  So if you make it to 90, that’s close to five extra years.  And it held true across all races and ethnicities.