Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Forbes Living TV and Why Happy Seniors Live Longer

Happy, healthy seniors

A recent study conducted by the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care at University College London found that happy seniors live longer than unhappy seniors. Forbes Living TV shares what it learned about this joyful news.

Surely, happy people are bound to live longer lives than those who are not happy. In this latest study, generally happy elderly people reported improved mobility and lived longer than their unhappy peers. People who are happier in general tend to be more active, eat better and therefore are able to move better and live longer. However, it was not shown in the study results if those who were happy were healthy to begin with, more affluent than their sad peers or had any other qualifying factor.

Generally speaking, seniors who are able to move well, have good balance, and are in generally good health will continue in those ways for the rest of their lives. Forbes Living TV encourages older people to join a senior fitness class as they not only improve overall health and movement, but also improve social relationships, which in turn makes a lonely person happier. Health and happiness work hand in hand. Ask your doctor if there is a senior fitness class in the area to join. Most are offered for a very low cost or no cost at all.

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