Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sense of purpose=healthier heart

Having a goal in life, a strong sense of purpose, is good for you, according to a study done by Mount Sinai St Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt and presented to the American Heart Assn.

This is defined also as the feeling that life is worth living.  This is not just a general notion--the researchers found a high sense of purpose was linked to a 23% reduction in death from all causes and a 19% reduced rate of heart attack.

This was not original research--but the examination of 10 relevant studies--totalling 137,000 people.

Could this--possibly--be positive thinking? You know how I feel about the unicorn and rainbows stuff.

Actually, I think it's broader--a goal, a mission, no time to die.

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