By Jeff Arnold, CEO and Chairman

At Sharecare, we are committed to helping you understand not only what, but also why small changes in your lifestyle can improve your longevity in a big way. If you’ve taken the RealAge test, you know some healthy habits are more obvious than others – like managing your stress, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep. One that might be less obvious to many, however, lies in the power of positivity.

Research shows that our bodies have chemical and neurological reactions to positive thoughts and feelings which balance and improve many health functions, including our immune system. As I watched the story of 11-year old cancer survivor, Lauren, whom we featured recently in our Sharing Care video series, it was easy to see that her outlook and spirit likely played a role in her recovery, in addition to her high quality medical care.