Researchers reported that people who live through recessions in mid-life might be more prone to mental decline later on.
For many of us, there is a stage in life when we really look forward to getting married and perhaps having a family, while at other times we are running away from the responsibilities of getting married and having a family. While many people are not married by choice, for many others, it's destiny. No matter what the situation, we all like to have a partner, even if it is for the time-being or temporary. A new study suggests that not having a permanent partner or spouse during midlife is linked to a higher risk of premature death during those midlife years.
A new study claims that being physically fit at the age of 30, 40, and 50 not only expands lifespan, it also helps people age healthily and ward off chronic illnesses. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and The Cooper Institute have studied how fitness could affect the burden of chronic diseases towards the later years of life- a concept known as morbidity compression. "We've determined that being fit is not just delaying the inevitable, but it is actually lowering the onset of chronic disease in the final years of life," said Dr. Jarett Berry, assistant professor of internal medicine and senior author of the study available online in the Archives of Internal Medicine