People who are benevolent towards others can live longer, experts have found. And aggression and stress, on the contrary, increase the risk of premature death, according to Vechernyaya Moskva.
Vyacheslav Tarasov, a psychiatrist for problems of public mental health, explained that kind people create a positive atmosphere around themselves that is comfortable both for others and for themselves. This has a positive effect on health.
Aggression plunges the body into a stressful state. If it persists for a long time, then the risk of cardiovascular diseases, disruptions in the endocrine system increases. In addition, people often try to cope with a bad mood with alcohol, which is also not helpful.
The expert explained that aggression can be a defensive reaction to the fear of being insulted or humiliated by other people. It was previously known that pessimism increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. In other words, negative thinking really does harm to the brain.