FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 100 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
Grandparents involve in care of Grandchildren Live Longer
A recent study published in journal Evolution and Human Behavior, revealed that, grandparents, who care and help their grandchildren in their day-to-day life, live longer than other senior citizens.The study conducted in Germany showed that grandparents who had regular interaction and contact with their grandchildren, children or other neighbors had an increase in the lifespan by ten years. Having no contact with grandchildren showed to have a negative impact on the health of the grandparents.
The study conducted on seniors who were above 70 years of age showed that helping their grandchildren or children in their daily activities proved to be beneficial.
Hence, care giving may be an activity to keep oneself physically and mentally fit which improves the cognitive functioning, physical and mental health of the person.