We constantly hear that physical activity and eating a balanced diet are essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but a daily dose of social connectedness is being recognized more than ever as an integral factor for positive personal well-being. Julianne Holt-Lunstad and her team analyzed data of more than three million people from studies that included information on loneliness, social isolation and living alone.
This research found that these three factors increased a person's risk of premature death by 26%, 29% and 32%, respectively.
I can’t figure out how to make criteria choices enough to, for example, eliminate smokers. With longer life expectancy and increasing diversity, older adults are reinventing aging and changing perceptions of their demographic.It’s time to rethink how our libraries serve this important and growing segment of our patron base. Charlie Stelle, have been researching the landscape and found that people over 60 represent the most rapidly growing demographic in online dating.You can read an article about the ongoing study by clicking here."The effect of this is comparable to obesity, something that public health takes very seriously," Holt-Lunstad said, "We need to start taking our social relationships more seriously." Here are some examples of innovative projects and programs to improve social connectedness amongst older adults: If you are looking for funding to support a project to reduce or prevent isolation amongst seniors, visit the New Horizons for Seniors Program page for opportunities.Find out more about how local governments can support social connectedness in communities on Staying active, on the other hand, is thought to lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, depression and dementia.If you keep moving, it can also help reduce pain and your risk of mental illness.Many adults aged 65 and older spend, on average, 10 hours or more every day sitting or lying down, claims the NHS.But being this inactive can increase your risk of obesity, heart disease and make you more likely to have a fall.