Sharing how you are feeling with others (and where better than on this site with people that know what you are going through) may extend your life!
"A study in the US by experts at Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Rochester shows that the risk of premature death from all causes increases by about 35 per cent among those who fail to say how they feel.
But when the researchers looked at specific causes of death they discovered that the risks increased by 47 per cent for heart disease and 70 per cent for cancer.
The findings, published online in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, suggest that the consequences of bottling up emotions are even more serious than previously thought."
"Researchers studied 796 men and women, with an average age of 44, who signed up to a health survey in 1996.
The survey was repeated 12 years later, during which time 111 subjects had died – mostly from heart disease or cancer."
"The researchers stressed that the number of deaths in the study was small and that further investigations are needed.
‘These findings reveal significant associations between higher levels of emotional suppression and mortality,’ they reported. "
Full Daily Mail article (I couldn't find the original paper):