You have already exceeded the sixth decade and want to live longer? It's time to start getting pleasure out of life, because a cheerful attitude towards it reduces the risk of death in the next seven years by 24%, as established by psychologists.
Are happy in middle-aged men were significantly more likely to live longer, as the researchers found, of University College London. They found that people over 50 who are constantly get pleasure from life, a 24% lower risk of dying over the next 7 years. These conclusions were reached after the observation of 9000 men and women over 50 and 60 years living in England. Every two years, in the period from 2002 to 2006 the volunteers answered questions about how they relate to the life, experience the pleasure of communicating with friends, and from day to day activity.
Almost a quarter of all participants in the survey did not experience any joy in all three surveys. 20% reported of joy during one poll, 22% - during the two and 34% - in all three surveys. Over the next seven years, until 2013. 1310 volunteers died.
It turned out what is reported about the highest level of enjoyment of life during all three questions people are 24% less likely to die during this period compared with those who did not experience any pleasure at all. Those who are informed about the pleasures in two of the three surveys, the risk of death was reduced by 17%. Scientists believe that this may be due to the influence of sentiment on the performance of harmful and beneficial hormones in the body.
The feeling of happiness lowers indicators of stress and anxiety hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, which are due to heart and blood pressure experiencing additional stress. Unhappy people are also more likely to smoke and drink more alcoholic beverages. Previous studies have shown that experiencing less stress people have lower levels of cholesterol, they are less susceptible to inflammation, have a stronger immune response and an increased level of antioxidants in the blood.