Happiness (even if you’re pretending) may decrease heart attack risk You've heard it before: To avoid a heart attack don't smoke, eat right and exercise. But it also may help to be happy, a new study says.
Even if you're grumpy by nature, just try to be cheerful.
Researchers at Columbia University rated the happiness levels of more than 1,700 adults in Canada with no heart problems in 1995. After a decade, they examined the 145 people who developed a heart problem and found happier people were less likely to have had one. The study was published online Thursday in the European Heart Journal... Read the full story.