According to new study positive mood guards against getting colds.
Common cold is a mild viral infectious disease of the nose and throat. Symptoms include sneezing, sniffling, runny nose, coughing; headache etc.
Now new study suggest that:
People with generally positive outlooks show greater resistance to developing colds than do individuals who rarely revel in upbeat feelings, a new investigation finds.
From the article:
‘We need to take more seriously the possibility that a positive emotional style is a major player in disease risk,’ Cohen says.
Although a positive emotional style bore no relation to whether participants became infected, it protected against the emergence of cold symptoms. For instance, among people infected by the influenza virus. 28 percent who often reported positive emotions developed coughs, congestion, and other cold symptoms, as compared with…. 41 percent who rarely reported positive emotions.