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From a longer lifespan to keeping aches and pains at bay, we’ve got the facts and figures to get you grinning
that you’re regularly in touch with increases your psychological wellbeing in middle age. Three cheers for friendship!
Wrinkles are good!
The Office For National Statistics found 65-79 year olds are happiest, while those aged 90 and over reported better life satisfaction and happiness compared with those in middle age. Grey power indeed!
Your happiness can up the joy factor of your friends and their mates, too…
is how much longer people live if they’re positive about ageing.
Feeling positive may mean you’re less likely to get a cold.
The stress hormone cortisol is 23% lower in happy people.
Optimism could cut the risk of coronary disease by half!
Being happy could help suppress pain during illness and in chronic conditions (such as arthritis).
is how much more productive happy employees are. (Tell that to your boss!)
Get yourself to bed an hour earlier, whenever you can. Research from the University of Michigan shows that a bonus 60 minutes of shut-eye makes people cheerier than earning an extra £45,000!
Words Danielle Hine
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Editor Helen Daly Associate editor Julia Martin Acting associate editor Jessica Powell Senior art editor Louisa Edge Designer Mairead Gleeson Picture editor Francisco Ludovico Chief sub-editor Carrie Sizer Acting chief sub-editor Martina Walsh Acting deputy chief sub-editor Danielle Richardson Features director Danielle Hine Features writer Charlotte Grant-West Beauty director Donna Francis Editorial assistant Abbie-Joelle Skliarsky Business director Georgie Eley Account director Sophie Horne Commercial director Ian Anderson Senior advertising manager Michelle Daburn Senior sales executives Naomi Spence Advertising account manager Jalna Maharjan Print project manager Judy Binning Publishing lead Adrian Farr For Boots Katie Barber, Katie Harrison and Fiona Lakin With thanks this issue to: Chris Carus, Keith Drummond, Fay Gristwood, Ana Jervic, Jimm Leaf, Lucy Moore, Chris Morley, Susannah Parker, Emily Plank, Jill Tipping and Iain White