Patients with ischemic heart disease who had positive attitudes were more likely to exercise and less likely to die over the next 5 years from any cause. Both attitude and physical activity were found to prolong life. A positive outlook reduced the all-cause mortality by just over 40% and almost doubled the likelihood of exercising, although type of exercise and intensity was not known.
PositiveTip: "A cheerful heart is good medicine." (Proverbs 17:22) and encourages physical activity, both very positive habits for health.