What can you do starting today, outside of diet and exercise, to enhance your healthspan? New research suggests that psychological well-being is extremely important for increasing life expectancy.
This new research, including data from more than 21,000 adults (aged 50 years or more), found that:
- Those with higher life satisfaction, a larger social circle, more positive feelings, a more optimistic mindset, and a greater sense of purpose by the age of 50 had a reduced risk of mortality.
All of these factors together represent a healthier psychological well-being.
The Hearty Take
Those with an enhanced psychological well-being are more likely to be physically active, have better sleep hygiene and be more proactive when it comes to their health. Prioritizeyour mental well-being - it can always improve! Strive to connect with others, look forpositives, be mindful, be generous and express gratitude.