Happy head, happy heart: Positive emotions may promote heart-healthy behaviors

5 octubre 2015

People with heart disease may benefit from maintaining positive emotions, according to health researchers. The researchers assessed psychological well-being of participants at baseline and again at a five-year follow-up by asking the participants to rate the extent that they had felt 10 specified positive emotions, including «interested,» «proud,» «enthusiastic» and «inspired.» Physical activity, sleep quality, medication adherence and alcohol and cigarette use were also measured at baseline and again five years later.