Volunteering & Social Events Can Extend Lifespan

Religious people may live on average four years longer compared to their atheist peers, a study of obituaries in the US has found. The four-year boost — found in an analysis of over 1,000 obits from around the US — was calculated after taking into account the sex and marital status of those who died, two factors that have strong effects on lifespan“Religious affiliation had nearly as strong an effect on longevity as gender does, which is a matter of years of life,” said Laura Wallace, a doctoral student at The Ohio State University. The study, published in ‘ #Social #Psychological and #Personality #Science’, found that part of the reason for the boost in #longevity came from the fact that religiously affiliated #people also #volunteered and belonged to #social #organisations, which previous #research has linked to #living #longer.
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#volunteering #socialevent #lifespan,#US #heeals #India 

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