Living Environment Can Be a Crucial Factor to Longevity

Recent research, performed by the scientists from the Washington State University, US, suggests that people living in walkable areas with mixed-age communities might be more likely to live to their 100th birthday.Living Environment Can Be a Crucial Factor to Longevity

For the study, a team of researchers analyzed state-provided data on the deaths of approximately 145,000 Washingtonians who died at age 75 or older between 2011 and 2015. The analyzed data included such information as age, place of residence at the time of death, sex, race, education level, and marital status.

Study author Rajan Bhardwaj, a second-year WSU medical student, says: “Our findings indicate that mixed-age communities are very beneficial for everyone involved. They also support the big push in growing urban centers toward making streets more walkable, which makes exercise more accessible to older adults and makes it easier for them to access medical care and grocery stores.”

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