CHICAGO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Scientists say a person's outlook on life and the way he or she takes care of the mind as well as body can lead to a longer lifespan.
Dr. David Bennett, the director of the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging n Chicago said research shows keeping busy can help the body itself stay in shape and good working order, ABC News reports.
He said staying busy doesn't necessarily wear a person out.
Harvard Medical School professor, Dr. Herbert Benson, said controlling stress, by meditation, prayer or positive thoughts, is important.
Benson, also the founding president of the Mind/Body Medical Institute, said it can create "biochemical, molecular, physiological changes in the body" that counter stressful conditions that take a toll on the body.