Believe it or Not, Happy People Live 35% Longer Than Sad People
SHOCKING NEWS! Being depressed and sad all the time is worse for you than being upbeat and happy. I know, right? Really makes you think.
There's a new study in a journal called "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences". They found that people who have the happiest lives live about 35% longer than people who have the saddest lives.
They think happiness extends your life because it spills over into things like better marriages, more spirituality, and more optimism on health problems. All of those are thought to help people live longer.