Various studies over the past decade have pointed to a correlation between impatience and several health issues.
One report from 2003 found a link between impatience and the risk of hypertension in young adults. A 2004 study in the Journal of Biosocial Science uncovered an association between impatience and obesity. John Komlos, PhD, one of the researchers, explained that seeking instant gratification (i.e., being impatient) is a means of justifying that extra dessert or ice cream. Furthermore, in 2007, European researchers found that impatient people are more likely to experience financial insecurity.
So, if tension, weight gain, and feeling broke seem unappealing, try making patience your number one virtue.
(Article source: Taste for Life, February 2011. Keene, NH: CCL Publications.)