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Be Positive
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‘The power of positive thinking’ has long been conjecture, but research studying the mind-body connection in recent years scientists are finding that an optimistic outlook can improve more than just mental health. For those with PCD, just the greater resistance to the common cold1 alone is reason enough! Other health benefits include:

  • Increased life span
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Lower levels of distress
  • Better psychological and physical well-being
  • Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress

Need some ideas on how to start practicing positive thinking every day? Here’s a start.

References:

1 Cohen S, et al. Emotional style and susceptibility to the common cold. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2003;53:652.