Five Life Skills Can Boost Your Odds of Well-Being
MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Emotional stability, determination, control, optimism and conscientiousness: all important "life skills" that can raise your prospects for a happy, healthy life.
That's the finding from a new study of more than 8,000 people, aged 52 and older, in the United Kingdom. Researchers found a link between those five life skills and better health, fewer chronic diseases, less depression, less social isolation, and greater financial stability.
"No single attribute was more important than others. Rather, the effects depended on the accumulation of life skills," study co-leader Andrew Steptoe, a professor of epidemiology and public health at University College London, said in a university news release.