Happier People More Likely to Live Longer

July 2016

Happier people have an unusual amount of activity in one area of their brains - the left prefrontal cortex, scientists have found. Happier people are more likely to live longer and tend to be healthier, more successful and more socially engaged than people who describe themselves as less happy. Aetna's behavioral health specialist Hyong Un, M.D., gives his tips on ways you can train your brain to be happier.