Go ahead and enjoy yourself – you’ll live longer
The key to living longer is enjoying yourself. Sounds simple but recent research has show this to be the case.
Its not just that you live a little longer, no, it was shown to be a staggering 9 – 10 years longer.
‘Dying of boredom’ takes on new meaning
The research gives new meaning to this cliche, the results showed that you’re 3 times more likely to die if you are not enjoying yourself – that is even when you account for factors such as age.
Your wellbeing predicts if you’ll suffer disability
Not only will wellbeing and enjoyment contribute to your longevity it helps to predict if you will suffer some of the disabilities that are often associated with ageing.
They found that your feeling of wellbeing could be used to predict whether you would “suffer disability, reduced walking speed, impaired self-rated health, and to develop coronary heart disease”.
This is just another way of saying if you don’t enjoy yourself you are more likely to suffer disabilty as you age.
The message is pretty clear there are many benefits from enjoying yourself and very few negatives, so go on this is your prescription to enjoy yourself.
Download and read the full report – (be warned its a large file size)