Being Smart is Being Healthy
People who are smarter have fewer illness. However it doesn’t mean it’s time to read a book to live longer. It does point to the link between intelligence and lifespan is genetic.
A less intelligent person may have more limitations on their cognitive growth. They are more susceptible to physiological problems. While those open to life experiences are at lower risk of cardiac mortality, and is not about how big is your office Desk!
The study reveals the key personality trait to longevity is conscientiousness compared to being an overly confident person.