Enjoy Your Life! A Study Found It Could Lead You to Have a Longer One! by Mei Marcie

Mindfulness
7 years ago

Enjoy Your Life! A Study Found It Could Lead You to Have a Longer One!

Want to live a longer life? Then enjoy it more! Researchers at the University College London (UCL) examined whether sustained enjoyment of life would have a stronger correlation with mortality than enjoyment of life reported as a single occurrence. The study included 9,365 adults with an average age of 63 years.

The participants were asked to rate various statements on a four-point scale to measure life enjoyment. During the follow-up period, there were 1,310 deaths and the risk of death from all causes was 17 percent lower among participants who reported two instances of high enjoyment and 24 percent lower in those reporting three instances of high enjoyment of life. The study was featured in the December issue of The BMJ.

The results confirmed the hypothesis that the longer an individual reports enjoying life, the lower their risk of death. So start enjoying your life! Read more about this study via MNT here.

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