Working and Volunteering Benefits for Aging

VolunteerTreePlantingOne of the most important parts of aging is maintaining optimal health.  Good nutrition is vital but so is being active. This study from Georgia State University shows people between the ages of 50 and 64 who  work full or part-time or volunteer  (up to 100 hours/year) experienced fewer physical limitations caused by chronic conditions. It is possible that one can live healthier and thus longer “because decreased physical functioning is associated with excess risk of mortality”. If you stop working or retire and don’t continue any type of activity (like working or volunteering) your retirement may be plagued with more chronic conditions than if you continue being active. How have you continued to be active?

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