Navigation Links
People who enjoy life maintain better physical function as they age
Date:1/20/2014

People who enjoy life maintain better physical function in daily activities and keep up faster walking speeds as they age, compared with people who enjoy life less, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

A study of 3199 men and women aged 60 years or over living in England looked at the link between positive well-being and physical well-being, following participants over 8 years. Participants were divided into three age categories: 6069, 7079 and 80 years or over. Researchers from University College London (UCL), United Kingdom, assessed participants' enjoyment of life with a four-point scale, rating the following questions: "I enjoy the things that I do," "I enjoy being in the company of others," "On balance, I look back on my life with a sense of happiness" and "I feel full of energy these days." Researchers used personal interviews to determine whether participants had impairments in daily activities such as getting out of bed, getting dressed, bathing or showering. They gauged walking speed with a gait test.

"The study shows that older people who are happier and enjoy life more show slower declines in physical function as they age," states Dr. Andrew Steptoe, UCL. "They are less likely to develop impairments in activities of daily living such as dressing or getting in or out of bed, and their walking speed declines at a slower rate than those who enjoy life less."

Participants in the 6069-year bracket had higher levels of well-being as did those with higher socioeconomic status and education and those who were married and working. Not surprisingly, people with chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, stroke and depression had lower levels of enjoyment of life.

People with low well-being were more than three times as likely as their positive counterparts to develop problems in their daily physical activities.

"This is not because the happier p
'/>"/>

Contact: Kim Barnhardt
kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca
613-520-7116 x2224
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. No 2 people smell the same
2. Concussion secrets unveiled in mice and people
3. USC study reveals a protein that keeps people -- and their skeletons -- organized
4. Climate change, people and ecosystems:Assessing strategies for adaptation
5. The peoples choice: Americans would pay to help monarch butterflies
6. Study with totally blind people shows how light helps activate the brain
7. NIH funds development of novel robots to assist people with disabilities, aid doctors
8. People dont put a high value on climate protection
9. In Nepal, villagers land uses help people and tigers, study finds
10. Strax Rejuvenation Helped So Many People Get Financing, it is Reinstating its Financing Program
11. Current pledges put over 600 million people at risk of higher water scarcity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/18/2015)... 18, 2015 Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has ... FPC1145, FPC1155 and FPC1035 from one if its module partners. ... including Q3 2015 and the sensors will be used by ... values for 2015 hereby amount to 740 MSEK to date. ... 140 MSEK and a number of smaller orders not separately ...
(Date:5/11/2015)... -- Through a well-rounded UAS delegation representing private industry, government, and ... at AUVSI,s Unmanned 2015 conference last week in ... UAS industry met with over 200 hundred people from ... UAS ecosystem. "Our message is clear and ... Rich Knoll . "If you want to fly UAS, ...
(Date:5/7/2015)... GOTHENBURG, Sweden , May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... new touch fingerprint sensors, FPC1022 and FPC1035, FPC,s ... FPC1022 and FPC1035 are mainly considered for integration ... decreased size gives smartphone OEMs increased possibilities to ... portfolio. The decreased size also improves possibilities for ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 230 Million and Raises Revenue Guidance for 2015 2Ohio Flies High at Unmanned '15, Sets Stage for Ohio UAS Conference 2FPC Introduces its Smallest Touch Fingerprint Sensors to Date 2
... are growing faster than anywhere else in the world. This ... the urban environment and effect of cities on rural areas. ... is being over-looked. Joy Clancy from the University of ... the African Journal of Ecology . She says "A ...
... to climate change, pollution and human activity. ESA,s ERS ... the region for the last 17 years. These long ... will be key in implementing the newly adopted European ... Region,. The policy highlights new opportunities in the ...
... in fish are prompting widespread consumption advisories and uncertainty ... Now researchers at North Carolina State University have developed ... the country predict which areas are likely to have ... should help officials address public uncertainty by developing health ...
Cached Biology News:ESA satellites focusing on the Arctic 2New model predicts hot spots for mercury in fish 2
(Date:5/27/2015)... Calif. , May 27, 2015  Ceres, Inc. ... been awarded a U.S. patent for a genetic sequence ... areas such as research, product development and plant transformation. ... regulating key biosynthetic processes that are the target of ... other seed companies a commercial license to the innovation, ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... (PRWEB) May 26, 2015 The ... with the Max Planck Society establishing the ... Photonics. The center will link two of the world's ... will be only the third Max Planck Centre in ... international society for optics and photonics, was with ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... and HILDEN, Germany , ... N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN ; Frankfurt Prime Standard: ... QIAGEN Clinical Insight ® (QCI™) bioinformatics content ... interpret and report on genomic variants identified in ... for the bioinformatics platform are in oncology, for ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... Global Stem Cells Group ... the company’s first cellular and regenerative medicine symposium in ... day, hands-on stem cell training class Oct. 10. The ... M.D., President of Therapeutic Confrontations (CONFTERA) in Barcelona. ... in regenerative medicine and recent advances in cellular therapies, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Ceres Awarded Patent for Innovation in Soybean 2Ceres Awarded Patent for Innovation in Soybean 3Third Max Planck Centre in North America Inaugurated at University of Ottawa 2Third Max Planck Centre in North America Inaugurated at University of Ottawa 3QIAGEN Launches Clinical Bioinformatics Platform for Next-Generation Sequencing 2QIAGEN Launches Clinical Bioinformatics Platform for Next-Generation Sequencing 3QIAGEN Launches Clinical Bioinformatics Platform for Next-Generation Sequencing 4QIAGEN Launches Clinical Bioinformatics Platform for Next-Generation Sequencing 5Stem Cell Training, Inc. Announces First European Symposium on Cellular and Regenerative Medicine 2Stem Cell Training, Inc. Announces First European Symposium on Cellular and Regenerative Medicine 3
... Nitec Pharma AG,today announced the appointments of ... as Chief Financial Officer. Both executives,bring with them ... that of the existing management team. The appointments ... late-stage product,Lodotra (R) and progress the development of ...
... It is both technically feasible and advantageous for the ... facilities to dispose of secondary waste during regular chemical ... National Research Council. The committee that wrote the ... Conservation and Recovery Act allowing the submission of data ...
... Jellinek, a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of ... of the Faraday Discussion Meeting 138 on Nanoalloys: From ... at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. ... Society of Chemistry, and historically have been of enormous ...
Cached Biology Technology:Nitec Pharma AG Announces Appointments of CEO & CFO in Preparation for Launch of Lodotra(R) 2Nitec Pharma AG Announces Appointments of CEO & CFO in Preparation for Launch of Lodotra(R) 3Report recommends off-site disposal of secondary waste 2Report recommends off-site disposal of secondary waste 3Report recommends off-site disposal of secondary waste 4
...
... BD PhosFlow Perm/Wash Buffer I can be ... signaling proteins to permeabilize cells and to ... wash buffer. Because saponin-mediated cell permeabilization is ... keep the cells in the presence of ...
... Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against ... Immunogen: PPP4C ... a.a) partial recombinant protein with ... Accession Number: NM_002720 ...
... Thermomixer R offers maximum application versatility ... heating, and cooling. Its active heating/cooling ... and temperature control ranges. Five different ... micro test tubes, are available for: ...
Biology Products: