This website is intended for Medical Professionals only. By using this site you confirm that you are a healthcare professional.

News
Compound Derived from Marijuana May Benefit ... In recent years, cannabinoids—the active chemicals ... (20 Nov 2018)
CLINICS AVAILABLE AT RATIONAL PHARMACY CLINICS AVAILABLE  AT RATIONAL PHARMACY , VALLEY ROAD,  B'KARA ... (19 Nov 2018)
Monday, 27 November 2017 22:19

Leaving the House Every Day May Help Older Adults Live Longer Featured

Rate this item
(0 votes)

In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of community-dwelling individuals aged 70 to 90 years who were participating in the Jerusalem Longitudinal Study, leaving the house daily was linked with a lower risk of dying over an extended follow-up period, independent of social, functional, or medical factors.


The study’s investigators noted that getting outside of one's home provides numerous opportunities for engagement with the world outside, and may facilitate exposure to a variety of beneficial experiences.

“What is interesting is that the improved survival associated with getting out of the house frequently was also observed among people with low levels of physical activity, and even those with impaired mobility,” said lead author Dr. Jeremy Jacobs, of the Hadassah Hebrew-University Medical Center, in Jerusalem. “Resilient individuals remain engaged, irrespective of their physical limitations.”

 



Source: Wiley

Full bibliographic information:
Frequency of Leaving the House and Mortality from Age 70 to 95. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

 

 

Read 1099 times Last modified on Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:32

Latest news

Highlights

  • CLINICS AVAILABLE AT RATIONAL PHARMACY

    CLINICS AVAILABLE  AT RATIONAL PHARMACY , VALLEY ROAD,  B'KARA FOR CONSULTANTS .  GENERAL PRACTITIONER REQUIRED MORNINGS AND AFTERNOONS.

    Written on November 19, 2018

Join

Connect with other Medical Professionals on fb in a closed facebook group

captcha  

Login

Top
We use cookies to improve our website. By continuing to use this website, you are giving consent to cookies being used. More details…