The Importance of New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors – Charlotte Today
NEW YEAR’S Resolutions are just for the young, right? Not necessarily. They actually has practical value for older people and can impact your overall health positively.
If nothing else, they provide us with goals and purpose in our lives. Rush University has conducted studies that show people who view life with a sense of purpose are two to four times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s. Purpose gives you discipline. Another Rush study notes that self-disciplined, highly organized people are less susceptible to Alzheimer’s.
And, a study in Journal of the American Medical Association showed that older adults with a solid sense of purpose tend to retain strong hand grips and walking speeds – key indicators of how rapidly people are aging. Listen to my segment on the Charlotte Today program.