Resilient people are physically healthier.
There is strong and convincing evidence that highly resilient people take better care of their health than those who are less resilient.
In a study of more than 8,000 adults, 72% of highly resilient people rated their health as very good or excellent, in contrast to only 41% of those with low resilience who did so. The table below compares healthy lifestyles of people with low and those with high resilience.
What is Resilience? | Live longer | Are more likely to achieve success | Tend to respond better to stress | Manage chronic illness more effectively | Are less depressed | Are happier with themselves | Are typically better employees | Are physically healthier | Thrive | What you can do to build resilience