Data on which scientists from the University of California at Riverside began collecting the famous psychologist Lewis Terman from Stanford.
He and his colleagues have watched the lives of one and a half thousand children since 1921: describe the family history, and relationships, record teacher-parent assessments, record hobbies, pet availability, pet level training, military service, career, and a mass of other parts.
Friedman and Martin began work on the long-lived project in 1991. They initially planned to spend on comparing results and identifying patterns for about six months, but the study spanned two decades and attracted hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students.
The main conclusions of the scientist:
- Marriage can be beneficial to men’s health, but it does not affect women;
- The longest of all other men are those who have been married for many years (live to be 70 or older);
- Less than a third of divorced men live to be 70;
- Men, who have never married, live longer than those who have gone under the crown again and divorced much longer;
- For women’s health, divorce is not so destructive: those of them who have divorced and been left alone live almost as long as women in longer marriages;
- Supply does not work on wear and tear and does not increase life expectancy: constantly working people of both sexes who live longer than their “relaxed” citizens;
- Early admission to school (up to 6 years) – a risk factor for early death;
- The child needs time to play and communicate with classmates;
- Pets do not affect life expectancy, and although they can temporarily improve well-being, they are also not suitable as a replacement for friends;
- Participants in armed action live less, but the reason for that is not psychological stress, and subsequently not healthy behavior;
- Individuals who have regained their sense of security in this world;
- Feelings of love and care from outside external circumstances improve well-being but do not affect life expectancy;
- The most obvious positive effect on health is included in social relationships, helping others;
- In most cases, the health style of a healthy/unhealthy person determines their environment.
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10 Health Myths That Are Actually True!
Passionate followers of a healthy lifestyle and proper diet unconditionally follow sensational rules and principles in this area, even without a doubt that most of them are far from the truth. So what are the most common myths?
myths about health.
- A lot of vitamin C will protect you from colds.
- Man uses only 10% of the brain.
- The more water you drink daily, the better.
- Hair becomes gray from stress
- Coffee is harmful to health.
- Sweat without toxins.
- Reading in low light impairs vision.
- Fresh veggies, berries, and fruits are superior to their frozen counterparts.
- The computer is the first enemy of the eyes.
- Brown sugar, unlike white, is much more useful.
Facts About a Healthy Lifestyle