Active Social, Spiritual and Physical Life Helps Prevent Health Decline in Seniors, Study Finds

A new study by investigators at USC's Occupational Therapy department has found that preventive measure can be taken to lessen ill-health and depression in older adults.  "What is critical is that, as we age, we continue to be engaged in life through a sustainable mix of productive, social, physical and spiritual activities," says Professor Florence Clark.  By staying engaged in these areas, the investigators believe older adults are saving both themselves and society higher costs.  The article stresses starting the engagement in these activities before the problems start, and importantly, sustaining the routine.
ScienceDaily, June 8, 2011

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