Saturday, July 6, 2013

Faith-Based Services and Quality of Life

It is an idea that has been kicked around in medical circles for years. Can participation in faith-based services add to a person’s health and quality of life? Well, according to a new report from Harvard, it seems to help. We’re not talking about a specific religion. It seems they are interchangeable when it comes to health. The researchers looked at 1,174 highly functioning men and women in their seventies. Those who went to a church, synagogue, or a mosque at least once a week did better. They had better lung function than those who didn’t. Why lung function? People experience a steady decline in lung function as they age.

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