Being alert and feel shaped Associationist a long life and good health, according tothe results of a study published in the medical journal Psychological Science.
Psychological factors influence longevity
Researchers at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) conducted a study with 6203adults to understand if some character traits could increase the life expectancy in good health. In a study of British health, the Manchester Longitudinal Study of Cognition, scientists followed participants for 29 years. Scientists have analyzed their cognitive performance on 15 different tasks and in 5 fields of competence: intelligence, adaptability, verbal memory, Visual memory, and processing speed. Their health was passed to the screen with the Cornell Medical Index scale that takes into account 195pathological symptoms related to different physical and psychological disorders.
Being quick-witted to live longer
The findings of this study confirmed that smoking was a risk factor for premature death or a woman to be a factor in longevity. But they have also revealed that there were psychological factors that could predict a long life. Think fast and feel in shape are two extremely strong predictors of a longer life and better health.
"These psychological variables are so strongly linked to the risk of mortality is very surprising, because plenty of evidence support the hypothesis of predictors of survival of medical or physiological nature," says the lead author, Dr. Aichele.