Episode 8: Happiness: An Essential Ingredient to Living a Longer Life
Happiness, health and a long life are intricately interconnected. Several scientific studies have shown an undeniable link between our state of mind and longevity. In the spirit of exploring this idea, journalist John Leland followed the lives of six people over age 85. His best selling book entitled “Happiness Is A Choice You Make: Lessons From a Year Among the Oldest Old” was the result. Leland discovered that, in general, older people are more optimistic and happier than younger folks. Their secret: happiness is the foundation that allowed them to get old in the first place! In a conversation with Barbara Hannah Grufferman, Bone Health Ambassador and Trustee of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Leland explains how a positive mindset can be a key to good bone health, as well.
An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the “oldest old”― those eighty-five and up.
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