For new medical research shows staying cheerful reduces the chances of dying from a heart attack.
Doctors already knew that anxiety and grumpiness causes stress which increases the likelihood of a cardiac arrest among Victor Meldrew types.
But the latest study claims to show that having a ‘sense of wellbeing’ does not just prevent this increased risk, it actually reduces the odds.
And just like the song in Monty Python’s Life of Brian, cardiologists said they define wellbeing as someone who tends to “look on the bright side of life.”
However, the study by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore also warned that being cheerful is something people are born with.
Source: Daily Telegraph