If you’ve ever been called stubborn, that may not be such a bad thing after all!
A new study that took place in Italy studied 29 residents, who ranged from ages 90 to 101, shows that the keys to a long life don’t reside in drinking tea and eating kale. Instead, these keys could be stubbornness and optimism!
In this region of Italy (Cilento), there are hundreds of residents over the age of 90. The study found that, although these elders did lack in physical health compared to their younger family members, they did, however, have better mental health.
The full findings of their research showed that positivity, work ethic, stubbornness, a strong bond family bond, religion and love for their land were the biggest factors to their mental well-being. Many of them are still working (in their homes or yards), which also gives them a further sense of purpose.
So whether you’re a glass half full sort of person, or stubborn as a mule, the motto here is DON’T CHANGE.
(Photo credit: TouringItaly.net, Activebeat.com, Me.me)
Full story here: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017/12/12/These-personality-traits-may-help-you-live-longer/7011513131163/?utm_source=fp&utm_campaign=mp&utm_medium=1