by Eric Barker
There’s a lot of good advice on how to be happier or more productive or how to have better relationships. But tips on how to improve your whole life — something that will last decades and experience countless unpredictable changes — those should be regarded with extreme skepticism.
The only way to really get some good insights would be to follow a lot of people for their entire lives and see what actually works. Luckily, somebody did…
The Study of Adult Development combined three massive longitudinal studies — research projects that followed people from youth until old age — to figure out what makes a good life.
With almost a century of data on nearly 1000 people, there are plenty of insights. We’ll cover 6 big ones that can get you on your path to awesomeness.
From the book Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Study of Adult Development:
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Physical Activity: A Prescription for Health
Results for Older Adults include:
- Reduced incidents of falls
- Reduced incidents of fall related injuries
- Improved physical function in adults with or without frailty
- lower risk of mortality
- lower cardiovascular incidence and mortality
- lower incidence of hypertension
- lower incidence of type 3 diabetes
- lower incidence of bladder, breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, stomach and lung cancers.
- Reduced risk of dementia
- Improved cognitive function
- Improved quality of life
- Improved sleep
- Reduced feelings of anxiety and depression
- Reduced risk of excessive weight gain
- Weight loss
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