When people in their 80s or 90s exhibited characteristics that society tends to associate with people who are not old, such as being aware, active, safe or independent, they were viewed and treated as not old.
El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2012
In her recent report, Jennifer Calonia unearths five costly pursuits that chip away at discretionary funds, but have the greater reward of an extended life expectancy.
The first discovery Ms. Calonia makes is the fact that the very act of shopping was found to be a mark of youth, according to an Oregon State University study.
Findings in the report reveal that elderly persons who are capable of performing shopping errands on their own are viewed as more youthful than seniors who could not complete shopping errands independently.
Researcher Michelle Barnhart explains, “When people in their 80s or 90s exhibited characteristics that society tends to associate with people who are not old, such as being aware, active, safe or independent, they were viewed and treated as not old,” Barnhart said. “In this way, they were able to age without getting old.”
Other seemingly questionable spending habits Ms. Calonia divulges that are scientifically supported and found to increase life expectancy among consumers are:
1. Buying a Morning Coffee; study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health
2. Attending Social Outings; a Brigham Young University/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study
3. Having Finances Endure a Recession; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study
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