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Link found between having a purpose in life and better health

new study conducted by Eric Kim reveals a link between having a purpose in life and better health.  People with a purpose in life are more likely to take charge of their health by getting important preventive care services.  Fewer than half of people over 65 get the preventive services they need.

Kim and his colleagues studied more than 7,000 people over 50 for six years.  Those with a purpose got more preventive services than those without one. These people also spent 17 percent fewer nights in the hospital. What’s most exciting is that studies show that people can increase their sense of purpose and, in the process, take better charge of their health!


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