Excerpts from AARP Magazine, April – May, 2022
“Keeping Up Appearances”
Colorado State University research has found that people who feel better both mentally and physically, with cognitive function and satisfaction in life, stay healthier longer. A study that followed 3,600 people for 10-years, found that those who felt older and depressed, end up with more physical issues as they aged.
A 2020 study showed that people who experience “unbearable” stress loose nearly 3-years from their life. The study’s response was, those with stress have 2-choices, either remove the stressor or learn a healthier way to deal with it.
People in their 50’s – 70’s are redefining the term “aging”. The are the first group to grow-up with better education, health service and lifestyles. The result of these factors is many seniors look and feel younger.
Following the COVID-19 Pandemic, many seniors who were infected, are dealing with “chronic exhaustion”. The best medical advice right now is to eat nourishing food, drink lost of water and exercise daily. Exercise builds up your physical health and the resilience that you need.
Data now shows that nearly one-half of COVID-19 survivors wind up with “Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome”. The syndrome is marked by breathing problems, brain fog, headaches and joint pain. The studies have revealed that the virus may linger in the brain and spinal column for months after the initial infection. It is strongly recommended, that if these symptoms continue after a period of time, to seek medical help.