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End of Life Dependence and Disability Linked Closely to Wellness - US Corporate Wellness

Posted 47 Oct 2012   by Admin

A fascinating study from back in 1998 (New England Journal of Medicine – April 9, 1998) was brought to our attention yesterday at a conference. In this article, over 1,700 people with an average age of 43 were regularly surveyed over a period of 30+ years. The results were fascinating. Those who lived a healthier lifestyle were not only healthier as they aged, but they delayed dependency by a full 5 years compared with those in the higher risk lifestyle category (meaning they were functioning independently 5 additional years of their life).