by Anna Maltby
Walter Chin Old age may be way far in the future, but isn't it kind of a bummer when you see your dear old Aunt Sally walking at a snail's pace or struggling with daily activities? Turns out, there may be a really fun way to stave off that kind of declining physical function: enjoying life! (Yes, it may just be that simple!)
Researchers from University College London looked at about 3,200 men and women aged 60 or older over an eight-year period -- they found that people who agreed with statements such as "I enjoy the things that I do" and "I enjoy the company of others" at the beginning of the study, which is being published this week in CMAJ, experienced a slower decline in physical function and a lower chance of developing impairments in everyday activities such as bathing, showering or cutting up food
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