A new study published on November 1, 2018, in the journal Age and Ageing says being happy might add years to your life.
It is human to long for happiness whatever might be the potential source.
When was the last time you were happy? Was the happiness associated with material gains, goal achievement, or simply a smile on your loved one’s face?
Well, we may not always be happy but whenever we are, we should work to maximize its duration and intensity. Moreover, it appears that being happy more frequently is equally or even more critical to longevity compared to the intensity of happiness.
In the study, researchers from Singapore studied more than 4,000 adults aged 60 or above from 2009 to 2015. At the end of the study, they found that:
It goes without saying that happiness is the key to a healthy life. Interestingly, being healthy is directly related to your happiness. Therefore, health and happiness share a bidirectional relationship and one factor profoundly affects another.
While increased physical activity and other healthy lifestyle factors such as good nutrition, adequate sleep are well-known forces behind happiness, the following factors have been shown to make you happy more frequently.