Late Adulthood and End of Life

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Late Adulthood and End of Life
Maria Sanchez
Professor Wilkerson
PSY 375
June 8,2011

Healthy lifestyles, stereotypes, and culture all play an important factor in longevity. In human development the last stages have to do with late adulthood and the end of life. Research have provided statistical data which shows that there are certain activities, foods, exercise and other options to expand life. Other than physical factors there is emotional factors involved that can affect longevity.

One of the most common, and easiest, way to prolong life is to live a healthy eating style with the implementation of physical activity. Choosing healthy foods may improve the quality of life. Our bodies need energy, so natural whole foods are the best choice, by eating healthier foods you can increase blood flow and keep healthy strong bones. Eating fried, high fat food, high sodium food, are not good everyday food choices, eating these foods can lead to clogged arteries and obesity. Heart disease is the leading cause of death and type 2 diabetes is a growing disease, both of these diseases may be prevented by switching the way you eat. The way you eat may also have an impact on emotional health. Recent evidence has suggested that eating a balanced diet can have positive effects on the mind. Depression affects many people in many different ways, some people find relief in their problems by indulging in food, while the food is

comforting it is also making the person gain weight, later having a negative effect on the persons self esteem. Foods have also been linked to altering moods, such as sugary foods which are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream causing a sugar rush or a ‘high’ to the person, when the sugar wears off it leaves the person leaving weak or tired. Having a good mental health is important in living longer, the conjunction of both eating healthy and exercising produce a healthy body.

Society plays a role in how well a humans late adulthood plays out,...
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