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Spending Time With Your Parents Can Extend Their Lives, Study Says

They never left your side when you were young. Shouldn’t you do the same now that they are frail and old?

While a hectic schedule is often the common excuse of children for not being able to spend time with their aging parents, those who want their mothers and fathers to live longer should exert more effort to be with them. After all, a study has revealed that the life expectancy of aging people can be extended if they are kept company.

The study, conducted at the University of California in San Francisco, delved into the correlation between loneliness and functional decline in older adults. As a result of the study, it was revealed that companionship can help extend and improve the quality of aging adults’ lives.

Research has revealed that old people who have companions live longer and enjoy improved quality of life.

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The six-year study involved 1,600 adults aged 60 and above. The researchers asked the subjects whether they felt left out or isolated and if they lacked companionship. Those who said they were feeling more lonely also admitted having more difficulty doing daily activities, such as climbing stairs or upper extremity tasks. Researchers found out that respondents who reported they were feeling intensely isolated or lacking companionship were more likely to die at an earlier age.

Aging parents without companion are lonely and have disrupted immune system. This can result to depression and other serious problems.

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According to the study, loneliness is “a subjective feeling of social distress that encompasses lacking companionship and a sense of not belonging.” Research has revealed that loneliness causes chronic stress, which, in effect, results in the inflammation and disruption of the immune system. Once the immune system is inflamed and disrupted, it gives rise to depressive symptoms, cause loss of sleep, and affect biological symptoms related to increased mortality and morbidity.

As mothers and fathers cared for their children when they were young, shouldn’t the children also keep their parents company in their sunset years?

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Furthermore, a study conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation has revealed that older adults who suffer from prolonged isolation are as prone to health risks as those people who smoke 15 cigarettes a day.

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This pit will make a great babysitter!

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Junior doesn't want to just lie around without watching over his human baby brother. As he was sitting on the couch, he then gently placed his paw on the baby's bassinet and started rocking the little one to sleep very gently.

Junior made sure his human baby brother sleeps peacefully.

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Research Reveals Second-Born Children Are Likely to Become Troublemakers

Why is this so?

A study has validated the observation that second-born children in the family are more of troublemakers as compared to their other siblings. While this does not seem to be surprising for many, we all couldn't help but wonder: why is this the case in the first place?

It is, of course, a common observation that first-born children are more ambitious and motivated than their younger siblings. While it is believed that younger siblings are more easygoing, possibly because parents may have become a bit lax after having been extra-attentive on the first-born, a report released earlier has specifically confirmed that second-born children are more likely to get in trouble in school and, later in life, even with the law.

Entitled “Birth Order and Delinquency,” the study utilized data of violent crime and school suspensions for thousands of siblings in Denmark and Florida.

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Filipino Guy Invents Bicycle-Powered Washing Machine From Junk

Now you can workout and do laundry at the same time!

If we have to name the most common reason why some people do not exercise, it’s probably the fact that they have very busy schedules. After having a long day at the office and with chores to do at home, it seems squeezing gym time in may not be easy nor possible at all for some individuals.

In case you can relate to that type of scenario, you don’t have to be frustrated anymore. We’ve got some fantastic news for you - you can actually get some exercise done while doing your laundry!

Now you can workout and do laundry at the same time.

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