Be Optimistic Can Reduce Stroke Risk

Humans as social beings would feel happy if needed by others. But the new research found that feelings of pleasure and have optimistic thinking is also good for health.

In the study of 7,000 people, those who have a clear plan in his life has the possibility of 70% to avoid a stroke. The scientists say that a person with a clear life plan will have a positive effect and be optimistic, so tend to avoid things that cause diseases such as increased blood pressure and alcohol use.

"Determining the plan not only improve the quality of life, but also can improve the health of the physical body and improve the survival of themselves," said Eric Kim, a clinical psychologist who conducted a study at the University of Michigan.

More than 150,000 people affected by stroke each year in the UK and as quoted in, Tuesday (09/04/2013) has long believed that when determining and doing fun activities after retirement is very important for physical and mental health of a person, for being able to reduce the incidence of post-retirement sadness.

Previous studies have focused on the adverse effects of the negative psychology, such as depression and anxiety. However, more current research examines how beneficial effect on positive psychology optimistic as to reduce the risk of disease.

In this study, conducted research on men and women aged 50 or more for 4-5 years and has completed psychological tests were given, while researchers also examined suffered a stroke.

The results show that the higher a person's awareness of the purpose of his life, the less the risk of stroke.

Someone with a good plan to have a chance of living at least 73% less likely to suffer a stroke, compared with the plan fares poorly.

Other studies also showed that the results were positive mood can reduce levels of the hormone cortisol associated with stress and is one of the trigger stroke.

"This is important because we have an aging population and the results of this study help to show what behavior should be implanted to reduce the risk of disease," says Cary Cooper, professor of health psychology at Lancaster University.

Begin to plan for the future life of the present, to prevent the risk of disease in later old age.