Time with the grandchildren, improves health

Time with the grandchildren, improves health

Who makes with his grandchildren, flying kites, or in any other way with you, spends time, you can enjoy better health and higher life expectancy. However, it is not only crucial how much time you devote to them: the quality of the activities that counts.

Years ago, it was observed that grandparents who looked after occasionally by their grandchildren, were more likely five years later, still alive, compared to seniors who spent no time with their grandchildren. Grandparents who watched one day per week, you were also mentally fitter.

Dr. Carolyn Kaloostian, a Professor of family medicine and Geriaterin in Pasadena, California, said: "A close contact is a once or twice per week can be for the mood as well as for the health of great advantage. Large studies show that this is in many ways helpful, as long as it does not dominate, the degree of responsibility remains moderate and pleasant activities will be investigated." This could, for example, flying a kite, in the Park, go for a walk or slow Jog to be. "If we bring seniors in motion, this improves the health of your heart, brain and your Stimmung", so Kaloostian.

When it comes to an Overload, however, can be depressive symptoms, insomnia, fatigue, and chronic pain is the result. It is even more difficult when parents do not bring up your grandchildren because the parents are able to do so. Susan Kelley, Professor of nursing and Director of Project Healthy Grandparents at Georgia State University in Atlanta, explained: "The grandparents are struggling with their own emotional Trauma, because in the life of your adult child, a lot has gone wrong."

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