Family, friends and a dog - the keys to a happy longevity
Health / / August 12, 2017
turns out that everything a person needs for a long life - this is the second half of the children, a lot of good friends, and, oddly enough, the dog.At the very least, researchers from Harvard Medical School in the United States believe in it 100%, what narrated in his speech in the program of BBC Professor George Valliant, who led the research, which has led experts to such conclusions.In their view, even a low social status and poverty - not an obstacle to a happy man, or rather, for the duration of his life.
As proof of his words, experts give the results of long-term studies, which were presented to them at a recent conference.As it turned out, the beginning of this scientific work was laid back in 1940, when experts took under his supervision more than 200 young people - among them were both women and men.All of them were the same age.Then the scientists asked their material and family well-being, and all the data it has been recorded in special forms, and to this day kept in the archives of Harvard.
After many years, the experts returned to the study.I look around at all the participants, as well as examining previously collected data, the researchers found that more than two-thirds of people in his lifetime and has not managed to get his family, did not live up to our time.Meanwhile, more than half of the participants, zavedshih children who have a loved one, a lot of friends and a pet, alive to this day.
According to the researchers, is the impact on the people of their surroundings, primarily due to the many positive emotions and the peace of mind that characterize the state of a person who is close to the people with whom it is pleasant to spend time.Due to this significantly improves the immune system and the health of people in general.This makes them less susceptible to many diseases, which helps extend their life span.However, single people and also there is an exit, said Professor George Valliant - it is a dog.In addition to being a pet helps to brighten up the "gray" everyday, we get a lot of fun playing with them and taking care of it.In difficult situations, the dog may support the host, causing him to smile and think about something good.