Credit: Hans Thoursie | Stock Xchng
For Elderly, Shopping Can Save Their Lives
Retail therapy doesِ more thanِ soothe theِ soul — itِ couldِ alsoِ be a sign ofِ long life forِ elderly people, according toِ a newِ study.
(The study wasِ limited toِ Taiwanese, soِ the findings mayِ not apply toِ allِ groups ofِ people.) Researchers noted thatِ shopping wasِ onlyِ associatedِ with a decreased risk ofِ death inِ the study, meaning it’sِ possible thatِ healthy elderly people areِ more capable ofِ goingِ out shopping thanِ unhealthy elderly people whoِ don’tِ have long toِ live, researchers said.
Taiwanese researchers examined theِ shopping habits ofِ 1,850 Taiwanese people age 65 andِ older whoِ wereِ part ofِ the Elderly Nutrition andِ Health Survey.