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STATES CHRONICLE – A new study suggests we should be more optimistic about our health condition and the level of physical activity we perform. Findings say that regarding yourself as less healthy can cause you to die earlier, even if you are actually in a good state of health.
Being optimistic about how active you are is vital
The study suggests something we have always known in a way, namely that feelings and thoughts influence your health more than it would seem. This is why we should regard positive thinking as an important part of our lives. Therefore, being optimistic might be as important as being physically active.
Be careful with what your mindset is, and always try to be as optimistic as it takes. Don’t try to compare the amount of exercise you perform with that performed by others or think of yourself as lazy. If you are still an active person, but find yourself lazy, your health might have to suffer more than you think.
People who find themselves lazy are at a higher risk of death
For the study, researchers gathered more surveys with over 60,000 participants. These surveys contained information on their health, physical activity levels, and some elements related to their personal backgrounds. Also, they had to wear devices which measured how active they were during a week.
They were also asked how they see themselves in terms of how active they are, namely more, less, or as active as other people of the same age. Researchers observed how those who said they were less active were more likely to die earlier than those who said they were more or as active as the others.
Previous studies also showed that being optimistic about your health and level of physical activity is vital. Of course, having a healthy lifestyle counts, but your mindset can also influence how you feel and how vulnerable you are to certain diseases.
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