Happy People Live Longer: Subjective Well-Being Contributes to Health and Longevity

@article{Diener2010HappyPL,
  title={Happy People Live Longer: Subjective Well-Being Contributes to Health and Longevity},
  author={Ed Diener and Micaela Y. Chan},
  journal={Employee Benefits},
  year={2010}
}
Seven types of evidence are reviewed that indicate that high subjective well-being (such as life satisfaction, absence of negative emotions, optimism, and positive emotions) causes better health and longevity. For example, prospective longitudinal studies of normal populations provide evidence that various types of subjective well-being such as positive affect predict health and longevity, controlling for health and socioeconomic status at baseline. Combined with experimental human and animal… 
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