Having a sense of purpose may help you live longer

Published Jul 6th 2014

New research has revealed a consistency across age groups that surprised researchers.¬† “Greater purpose in life consistently predicted lower mortality risk across the lifespan, showing the same benefit for younger, middle-aged, and older participants across the follow-up period.”

Additionally, “the longevity benefits of purpose in life held even after other indicators of psychological well-being, such as positive relations and positive emotions, were taken into account.”

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