Showing posts with label Healthways. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Healthways. Show all posts

Jul 15, 2011

Older is Better

A new poll looking at American attitudes, health, and behavior concludes that people over age 65 consistently have a higher degree of well being than any other age group.

The findings are based on more than 1 million surveys done since 2008. Healthways works with health care professionals to help people thrive and to allow officials to track health and wellness by congressional districts.

Multiple behaviors, from smiling and laughing to having access to learn new things, eating well, and getting plenty of exercise  Even when aches and pains set in and health begins to decline, the older group also is less sad and depressed than any other group, according to the Gallup-Healthways Wellbeing index.

If younger people don't adopt healthier ways, they are not likely to do as well as these seniors. Those at the bottom end of the well being scale are those aged 45 to 64.