Being truthful when you’re tempted to lie can improve both your mental and physical health, say researchers at the University of Notre Dame.
In an experiment, 110 people ranging in age from 18 to 71 were divided into two groups. One group was told to stop telling any lies for 10 weeks; the other group received no instructions about lying.
Over the course of the 10-week experiment, the no-lie group reported improved health. They had fewer complaints about feeling tense or melancholy and fewer headaches, and they reported that their personal relationships improved, according to the researchers for the study.