Everyone wants to be happy, right? So most of us don't need a study telling us why we should be happy. But in addition to our current mindbodygreen lifestyle checklist, like yoga and meditation practice and a mostly plant-based, organic diet, Professor Ed Diener, lead author of a recent happiness study, suggests, "It may be time to add 'be happy and avoid chronic anger and depression' to the list."
Makes sense, right?
Professor Diener talks to the UK's Telegraph about his study and past studies supporting this theory:
“The general conclusion from each type of study is that your subjective wellbeing, that is, feeling positive about your life, not stressed out, not depressed, contributes to both longevity and better health among healthy populations... (The) overwhelming majority... support the conclusion that happiness is associated with health and longevity."