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Connect to social media and stay fit in your 60s

Social media is not all that bad, especially if you are in your 60s as you can connect with your family and friends for positive interactions and stay healthy. Having regular interactions and being i

  • Published: May 29, 2014 1:17 PM IST
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social mediaSocial media is not all that bad, especially if you are in your 60s as you can connect with your family and friends for positive interactions and stay healthy. Having regular interactions and being involved in several different social networks can help older adults be healthier, according to new research. Also Read - After Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey; will Mark Zuckerberg be next to leave his company?

“Close connections with others are likely to promote but can also sometimes detract from good health by shaping daily behavior that directly affects physical health,” said Lynn M Martire from Pennsylvania State University. Social networks are associated with more involvement in leisure activities, which, in turn, can lead to better health in older adults. Also Read - WhatsApp violates Indian users' rights by denying dispute resolution claims Centre

Leisure activities involving physical exercise were the most beneficial. “In some cases, the behavior may have to do with physical activity and in others, it might be related to diet or managing a chronic disease, such as diabetes,” Martire added. The influence of social relationships on mortality risk is comparable to that of smoking and alcohol consumption, according to previous research. However, negative social interactions have been linked to harmful coping behaviors such as smoking, drinking alcohol and less physical activity, the study said. The study was published by the American Psychological Association in the journal Health Psychology. Also Read - Happy Dusshera 2021 messages, images, stickers, quotes: How to create, send Happy Vijayadashami greetings via WhatsApp

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  • Published Date: May 29, 2014 1:17 PM IST



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