A positive outlook on life can protect your heart

Psychological assets such as optimism and positive emotion provided protection against cardiovascular disease and could slow its progress, the US researchers found.

They showed that the most optimistic individuals had about a 50% reduced risk of experiencing an initial cardiovascular event.

Individuals with a sense of wellbeing were found to have engaged in healthier behaviours like exercising and eating a balanced diet, and they had better biological function such as lower blood pressure and healthier lipid profiles.

Many studies have shown negative states are detrimental to