Tag: life expectancy

Optimism and Longevity

by Volume 16, Number 7 Numerous factors affect how long and how well a person lives. Some of these variables, such as genetics or luck, are generally considered beyond an individual’s control. It is interesting, however, that advances in genetic…

Promoting Happiness

by Volume 15, Number 11 The pursuit of happiness can legitimately be considered a health behavior, given the extensive research demonstrating that happiness is associated with better health and an extended healthy life expectancy (number of years expected to live…