How Do You Live Your Life?

How you live your life may give you power to live longer. Do you tend to be
active, emotionally calm, organized? Or do you tend to be anxious, angry, fearful?

Emotional stability and a wisely active lifestyle “can reduce health risks,
increase life satisfaction and significantly extend life,“ suggests
The Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging.

This study by the National Institute of Aging in Baltimore, Maryland
was based on 50 years of assessing the personality traits
of 2,359 generally healthy participants between the ages of 17 and 98.

The study found that the most significant predictors of death were
traits of emotional instability such as: anger, depression,
feelings of vulnerability, and anxiety.

According to Dr. Antonio Terracciano, lead study author, these findings
add to the growing reseach indicating that, ”enduring cognitive, emotional
and behavioral tendencies (personality traits) have significant influence
on health and longevity.”

You have choice. You can change. And it seems that how you choose and change
can give you power to live longer with greater satisfaction.