Navigation Links
Study IDs 4 Key Habits of Successful Aging
Date:10/25/2012

THURSDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy lifestyle habits in midlife improve the chances that you'll remain healthy as you get older, according to a new study.

Researchers followed 5,100 healthy British men and women, aged 42 to 63, for 16 years. During that time, about 550 participants died, about 950 were classified as successfully aging and the remaining people aged normally.

Successful aging was defined as maintaining good mobility, lung function, mental health, and thinking and memory skills, and having no chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke or disability at age 60 or older.

People in the normal aging category had chronic disease and/or reduced physical functioning and mental health.

The researchers found that having four types of healthy habits during midlife -- not smoking, moderate alcohol consumption, regular exercise and eating fruits and vegetables -- was associated with a greater likelihood of successful aging.

People in the successful aging group were more likely to be married (81 percent) than those in the normal aging group (78 percent) and participants who died during the study (71 percent). Successful agers were also more likely to have a higher level of education than those in the normal aging group or the deceased group: 32 percent, 24 percent and 18 percent, respectively.

The findings were published Oct. 22 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

"Our study shows the cumulative impact of healthy behaviors on successful aging -- the greater the number of healthy behaviors, the greater the benefit," wrote Dr. Severine Sabia of the department of epidemiology and public health at University College London, and colleagues.

"Although individual healthy behaviors are moderately associated with successful aging, their combined impact is quite substantial," the researchers concluded in a journal news release. "Multiple healthy behaviors appear to increase the chance of reaching old age disease-free and fully functional in an additive manner."

More information

The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion explains how to protect your health as you grow older.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Canadian Medical Association Journal, news release, Oct. 22, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Smokers at Higher Risk of Another Stroke: Study
2. Results of the AIDA STEMI MRI sub-study presented at TCT 2012
3. Speed-Learning a New Language May Help Brain Grow: Study
4. Study shows PFO closure may be superior to medical therapy in preventing stroke
5. Supplement of Red Wine Ingredient Wont Help Healthy Women: Study
6. Secret of Anesthesia Revealed, Study Says
7. Gene thats usually bad news loses its punch if you live to your 90s, Mayo study finds
8. Scientists to study the role genes play in treating TB
9. Harmful Chemicals Found in Day Care Centers, Study Says
10. Exercise the body to keep the brain healthy, study suggests
11. Risk factors in hospital readmissions among general surgery patients identified in study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study IDs 4 Key Habits of Successful Aging
(Date:9/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 20, 2017 , ... ... asked at a gathering of executive marketers this week about the value of ... , "Everything that has happened in business has brought us to the ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... “They Sang At Her Funeral”: a tale of ... revealing the skeletons in their closets. “They Sang At Her Funeral” is the creation ... young and married with five children and twelve grandchildren. Before becoming a writer, Annalise ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... DeSola Group, a leading ... Denise Flannery, to its strategic advisory and client development team. , In ... with clients across different industries to develop and implement market-justified strategies, modernize and ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... McFarland has joined its executive team as the President of its HealthBI ... care management systems and contact centers. , “Scott is a utility player ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... MelaKids, a Laredo-based company, has ... filter. When we’re born, Nature gives us a full supply of melanin – ... we continuously lose this natural glare-reducing pigment; however, around the age of thirty, we ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2017)... Sept. 1, 2017  Explorers Like Us ( https://explorerslikeus.com/ ) ... aural experiences — and deliver these experiences as part of ... people feel and heal better. ... While nothing beats a walk, jog or ... mind, Life Environments™ is the next best thing when getting ...
(Date:8/29/2017)... HAMPTON, Va. , Aug. 29, 2017 ivWatch, LLC, ... of peripheral IV infiltrations, announced it has been awarded an Innovative ... improvement company in the country. ... A continuous monitoring device to aid in the early detection of ... The ...
(Date:8/28/2017)... ®, a division of LightScalpel ®, LLC, is announcing its new ... years of American veterinary laser surgery innovation, Aesculight® is revolutionizing veterinary laser ... ... his new VetScalpel laser. Dr. Duclos practices veterinary dermatology at the Animal ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: