Maintain a sense of competence for longevity
A research report points out that if a person is very valued about his or her role in work or life and feels that he or she has sufficient ability to do it, then he or she is more likely to have healthy living habits and thusEasy to live long and healthy.
銆€銆€On the contrary, once he or she feels that he is not qualified for his most important role, it will lead to premature death due to obesity, inhalation of alcohol and smoking.
銆€銆€Dr. Neal Krause, a psychologist at the University of Michigan, is the head of the study. He believes that if a person can do his job well and thus have a sense of competence, it will bring satisfaction and fullness to him or her.
For the elderly, this sense of satisfaction and fulfillment is especially important, to have a healthier mind, and to be more proactive in pursuing physical health.
Once the old man has the idea that aging makes him unable to do any work, he may gradually undermine their independence and competence, which will affect their health and longevity.
If the elderly do not have enough sense of competence, family and friends should encourage them to devote themselves to their most valued work without having to worry about gains and losses.