ATLANTA, GA (WAOK) – Honesty could be the best policy when it comes to physical health. A new study shows telling fewer lies could lead to improved health, both mentally and physically.
Researchers found people who committed to cutting back on the number of lies they tell experienced significant reductions in physical and mental health problems.
Telling three fewer fibs per week was associated with three fewer physical complaints, like headaches and sore throats, and four fewer mental health-related complaints, like sadness and stress.
The study was presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.