Aging: Work Longer, Live Longer

Work, which so many people believe will be the death of them, may actually sustain us late into life. Dr. Thomas Perls of Boston University believes everyone has the potential to live to 90; it is just a matter of maintaining our cognitive function. "It is vital to have a cause to wake up to every morning," said Perls. "There has to be something to get you up and keep you engaged." The article cites as evidence for Perls' theory 103-year-old U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown, who continues to serve President Kennedy's life-time appointment with the same level of engagement that has sustained him for nearly fifty years.
ABC News, April 13, 2011

Written By: Ben Forer

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