Old age is a great time to sit back and enjoy your life. You are much wiser, people’s opinions do not easily fluster you, you are much more comfortable in your own skin, your kids have left home, and you have the freedom to do all the things you want to do.
Enjoying your life is a significant contributor to healthy aging. A study conducted by researchers from the University in London showed that happy people were more robust and fit.
The study followed older people including 3,199 men and women aged 60 years and above living in England over the course of 8 years. This study examined the relationship between a positive outlook and physical well-being.
The evidence showed that those who were unhappy were three times as likely to develop issues in their physical activities as their animated counterparts.
It revealed that happy seniors had less trouble getting up, dressing, or taking a shower, as opposed to unhappy seniors who were twice as likely to develop diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and strokes.
The enjoyment of life and general happiness are relevant determinants of mobility and future disability in seniors. The study was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.