Faith Is Good For Your Health

04.27.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Faith in God is apparently good for your health. Christians know their final reward lies in heaven, but a new report published by the Christian Medical Fellowship of the United Kingdom indicates believers tend to live longer and healthier lives here on earth. The devout generally cope with illness better, recover more quickly, and on the whole, live about 14 years longer then non-believers. Researchers say a big part of the equation is that Christians tend to avoid obvious risky behaviors that tend to lead to early mortality.