Keep the positive vibes going, as a recent study featured in Science Daily reveals that cheerful people may be less likely to develop cardiovascular diseases or suffer a coronary event. Researchers examined data of 1,483 healthy siblings of people who had heart problems before the age of 60.

The participants were also surveyed for levels of cheerfulness, energy, and health concern.

Researchers found that those who had high levels of happiness had less risk of suffering heart attack, acute coronary syndrome, and sudden cardiac death. Positivity was also associated with a one-third reduction of coronary events, with a 50 percent reduction in those who were found to have the highest risk for heart problems.

This just shows that giving yourself a dose of happy every day may not only make you feel good about yourself, but also keep you healthy.

(Photo via Sean and Lauren via Flickr Creative Commons)

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