“Hello, doctor! I listened to the lecture “mental health of the elderly” in the nearby hospital a few days ago. The lecturer mentioned that the elderly should not only pay attention to their physical health, but also to their mental health. There is a type of character called “cancer character”, which will increase the risk of cancer. Is that true? It is said that character is born. If you find yourself a cancer character, can you change it? Thank you! ”
In today’s headlines, many of the people who pay attention to 39 Health Net’s junior nine are middle-aged and elderly friends. A few days ago, a reader sent a private letter. Today’s article is to respond to him.
Does character affect longevity?
Several years ago, an article in the Daily Mail said that not only our behavior is affected by our personality, but also our health has a lot to do with our personality. Character becomes an indispensable factor in the secret of longevity.
1. Too optimistic is easy to die early: optimism is a widely recognized character, which can reduce people’s mental burden, reduce the risk of mental illness, and also reduce physical diseases. But too much optimism is bad for health. It’s not that this kind of personality will cause subtle changes in the body, but that over optimism will make people ignore the physical and mental problems and think that they will not have any disease.
Researchers from Japan’s gay society University found that the more optimistic the personality, the less effective the weight loss. Because they always see the positive side and despise their weight problems. A study by the University of California found that people who are too optimistic tend to die early because they overestimate their ability to overcome difficulties and diseases, thus delaying treatment.
2. Sensitive people live longer: the average life span of women is longer than that of men, and sensitive personality is considered one of the reasons. When they encounter problems, they are better at expressing their emotions and seeking support. A study from Glasgow University in the UK found that if men have some female characteristics, their life pressure will be relatively lower and their risk of heart disease will be reduced. This may be because such men are more inclined to talk about their feelings and seek help when they need it, rather than supporting themselves secretly. If they are not comfortable, they will turn to the doctor for help.
Three kinds of characters, are you longevity or cancer?
There are many ways to classify personality. According to the relationship between personality and health, combined with some research, personality can be divided into three categories.
Class I: anxious and often sulky
This kind of character is often called “cancer character”. For the sake of interpersonal relationship and avoiding conflict, a kind of personality is often used to restrain and suppress themselves, rarely showing negative emotions and liking to sulk. A kind of character is often easy to drift, lack of ideas, but also often feel lonely and helpless.
Those who are self-control, depressed, helpless and excessively considerate of others are prone to endocrine disorder and organ dysfunction. As the body’s immune capacity declines, the risk of cancer increases.
In addition, some studies also pointed out that people with long-term mental depression are prone to cholecystitis, gallstones, peptic ulcer and other diseases.
Class II: contented, easy-going and adaptable
Like Jia Mu in a dream of Red Mansions, they are tolerant, kind, optimistic and easy-going. The second kind of personality is not fast-paced, likes to be leisurely, easy-going, easy-going, less aggressive. This kind of character can always deal with setbacks and difficulties with ordinary heart. It has strong social adaptability, easy to meet and feel happy. It is a “long life character”.
A survey in Shanghai shows that 83% of the long-lived people over 90 years old are second-class personalities. Experts point out that 60% of longevity factors depend on oneself, and psychology ranks first. The second kind of personality is cheerful and optimistic, endocrine is not easy to appear disorder, and the probability of life disease is reduced. Of course, as we said above, people who are overly optimistic tend to ignore small things and ignore physical problems.
Three types: competitive and impatient
People with three kinds of personalities like competition, are energetic, have a sense of urgency, are willing to strive for achievements, and have high work requirements. When people with this kind of character encounter obstacles, they are easy to get angry, fidget and worry about the possible adverse events. Some studies have pointed out that people with this type of personality are prone to high blood pressure after middle age. Statistics show that 85% of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases are related to this kind of character, and 98% of patients with heart disease are three types of character.
The reason is that people with three types of personality are easily excited, which makes the sympathetic nervous system excited, and promotes the secretion of the pressor substance “catecholamine” to be vigorous, while under the stress state, the blood vessels will be “tight”, and in the long run, hypertension will occur easily.
Therefore, it’s important to keep a healthy life and diet, but if you are usually too grumpy or depressed, you will also bring different problems to your body. Therefore, to keep a peaceful mind is the most helpful to health, not too optimistic, not too depressed, irritable, life will be better and better.
What kind of character do you belong to?