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New Study Shows Grandparents Who Babysit Grand-kids Live Longer

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New Study Shows Grandparents Who Babysit Grand-kids Live Longer

It is no secret most of us want to live as long as we possibly can. Most of us tailor our day to day lives in a way that is aimed at keeping us healthy and prolonging our lives by eating healthy, exercising, avoiding drugs and alcohol and so on.

However, there is one more way that has been proven to do just that all the while leaving us happy and fulfilled. A new study shows that grandparents who babysit their grandkids live longer!

According to the data collected from the Berlin Aging Study, that focused on 500 people aged 70 and above, those who babysat or provided some sort of care for a child have a much lower risk of dying over a 20 year period compared to those who do not. Simply put, babysitting could scientifically prolong your life.

Dr. Ronan Factora, of the Cleveland Clinic, said, “You want to make sure that you find that right balance where you are doing what you can to stay active, doing good for the folks that you’re helping out with, but don’t do too much where you get to the point where you’re overly stressed.”

“Caregiving may give caregivers a purpose of life because caregivers may feel useful for the others and for the society. Caregiving may be thought also as an activity that (keeps) caregivers physically and mentally active.” Bruno Arpino, an associate professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain who was not involved in the study said.

Read also: 106-Year-Old Japanese Physician Recommended These 13 Healthy Tips to Live Long.

Professor Arpino further explained that caregiving is not the only activity that can improve health and should be done in moderation so it doesn’t take away from other beneficial activities like working, being in social clubs, or volunteering.

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He said, “Children should take into (consideration) their parents’ needs, willingness and desires and agree with them on the timing and amount of childcare.”

In addition to that, another benefit that comes with babysitting is the social interaction that aids in keeping the brain healthy. On the flip side, spending time with grandparents is also great for children as it gives them extra stability and emotional support.

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Off-Duty Cop Immediately Interrupts Date After Overhearing This Conversation

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Off-Duty Cop Immediately Interrupts Date After Overhearing This Conversation

Being quick to help someone in trouble can sometimes be the
deciding factor between a potentially life or death situation. Knowing this
well, an officer did not hesitate to jump in and save the day when he noticed a
man treating his date inappropriately. In a recent Reddit.com thread, an
anonymous user explained the incident in the post below:

“So, possibly one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. I mean you know how
you hear the “women want him, men want to be him” stuff in old movies? Well I’m
a man and by god I wanted to be this guy. Anyway!

I’m having dinner with my girlfriend at the time, and behind us are a couple on a date. It is not going well. Guy was being rather creepy and making some pretty inappropriate comments, the girl doesn’t look at all comfortable.

Off-Duty Cop Immediately Interrupts Date After Overhearing This Conversation
Off-Duty Cop Immediately Interrupts Date After Overhearing This Conversation

The girl finishes her appetizer really quickly, my guess is she wanted to
get it over with. Guy proceeds to comment on it and says “well, least I know
you can swallow right?”. Loudly.

Girl goes red and tells him that isn’t appropriate, he literally waves his
hand in a “shoo” type motion and says “oh calm down I was going to find out in
a few hours anyway”.

I missed her exact reply as she moved to a hushed tone, but it was fairly
obvious what was being said – f*ck no, f*ck off, f*ck this. He responded with
“sweetheart I picked you up, I know where you live”. She lost the color in her
face and said nothing.

I’m not one of those “get involved” type of people, but there is no way I’m sitting here watching this go down. I get up. I don’t know what I’m going to do, but I’m 23, fighting fit and happy to put that man through a wall.

Read also: NYC Subway Rider Gives His Phone To Young Boy So He Can Play A Game in Heartwarming Video.

I was halfway out of my chair when a hand came down on my shoulder and I
look up to this mid-50s but super fit guy who says “Easy.. I’ve got this one
son”. Absolute, total confidence in his voice..

He walks over, grabs a nearby chair, flips it around and sits down with the
couple. Then.. he pulls out his police ID and puts it on the table. Now the guy
doesn’t have any color in his face.

Cop: “So, I’m quietly celebrating my daughters birthday with my family when
I distinctly hear you threaten this young lady, would you care to explain
yourself?”

Guy: “I, ah, well, um, you see..”

Cop: “That’s what I thought. Now see, we take a very dim view of that kind
of thing, so right now I’m deciding if I want to have some of my buddies come
pick you up.”

Guy: “oh no well that…”

Cop: “But that would disrupt everyone’s dinner, so how about you hand me
your ID, because I wouldn’t want you running off on me, then you go see one of
the staff here and settle your bill.. the full bill now, this young lady
shouldn’t go hungry on account of your poor behavior. Or we can go with the
first option, I’ll leave it up to you.”

Guy: “No no! That’s perfectly fine!” *hands over ID, gets up and walks very quickly in the direction of the counter*

Off-Duty Cop Immediately Interrupts Date After Overhearing This Conversation
Off-Duty Cop Immediately Interrupts Date After Overhearing This Conversation

Cop: *while writing down the guys details* “Sorry about that miss, I hope
I’m not intruding it just seemed like you could use some help. Oh and don’t
worry, if you want to pursue this further I’ll have some of the boys pick him
up on his way home, we can definitely take this further.”

Girl: “No, thank you so much, I wanted to run out 30 minutes ago but he
drove me here”.

Cop: *shifts from hard-ass cop to comforting father figure in about half a
second* “Well I’m here with my daughter, she’s about your age, perhaps you’d
like to finish your meal with us? We can take you home afterwards if you’d
like, unless you’d prefer to call someone else?”

Girl: “Oh.. that would be really nice.. thank you so much!”

*guy returns, so does the cop*

Cop: “There you go.. now I have your details right here so I highly
recommend you don’t go near or contact this young lady ever again.”

Guy: “Yes yes of course, I’m so sorry!”

The guy pretty much fled the restaurant, the girl went and sat with the cop
and his family and by the time we left they were still sitting around talking
and laughing about random crap.

It was hands down the best way I have ever seen anybody handle any
situation, ever.

That cop is my hero.

What a way to handle the situation!”

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Making Fun Of Your Partner Can Make Your Relationship Stronger, According To Study

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Making Fun Of Your Partner Can Make Your Relationship Stronger, According To Study

Having a good sense of humour is one of the principal requirements in most relationships, so much so that some people consider a lack of it to be a total deal-breaker. But can you really imagine being in a relationship without any laughter between you and your other half?

According to one study, making fun of your partner can actually strengthen a relationship – as long as you’re both laughing.

According to one study, making fun of each other can actually strengthen a relationship
According to one study, making fun of each other can actually strengthen a relationship

Of course there is a line that definitely should not be crossed. When we say making fun of your partner, we are talking about laughing at a silly outfit, funny haircut or a certain mispronunciation. This does not include hurling abuse at one another, making snide comments to put each other down or anything that could be hurtful to each other.

According to Joyscribe, Jeffrey Hall from the University of Kansas conducted 39 studies involving over 15,000 people over the course of 30 years.

Read also: To My Daughter’s Stepmom: You Weren’t What I Had In Mind.

From his studies, he concluded that humour was a critical part of building a
successful relationship. More specifically, Hall goes on to explain that
partners should share a similar sense of humour to get the best results from a
relationships.

In a statement, Hall explained, “People say they want a sense of humour in a mate, but
that’s a broad concept. That people think you are funny or you can make a joke
out of anything is not strongly related to relationship satisfaction.

What is strongly related to relationship satisfaction is the humour that couples create together. Say you and your partner share a quirky sense of humour, but romantic comedies or sit-coms do nothing for either of you… It’s not that any style or a sense of humour is any better or worse.

What matters is that you both see quirky humour as
hysterical. If you share a sense of what’s funny, it affirms you and affirms
your relationship through laughter.

Playfulness between romantic partners is a crucial component in bonding and establishing relational security. Particularly shared laughter, is an important indicator of romantic attraction between potential mates.”

“Having an aggressive sense of humour is a bad sign for the
relationship in general, but it is worse if the style of humour is used in the
relationship. If you think that your partner tells mean-spirited jokes, then
it’s likely you’ve seen that firsthand in your relationship.” He added.

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Teacher fired from Catholic high school for getting pregnant while unmarried

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Amazing Moment Breech Baby Is Turned Around Manually Inside Womb

Every institution
has a board of governors who sit and set rules and regulations or what others
may call policies and code of conducts to ensure that those working there
maintain certain standards.

The Code of Ethics for the Catholic
School are the same for the teachers, students, parents and employees. They
statethat, anyone who fails to conduct themselves in accordance with the
Catholic morality and the rules of the school and the diocese will be dismissed.
All are to avoid any embarrassment or scandal to the individual school or the
Diocese.

The policy states:

“If the Professional Employee engages
in conduct in or out of the workplace which, in the judgment of the Principal,
constitutes serious or public immorality, sacrilege, lewd conduct, endangerment
of health or safety, abusive conduct, public scandal or the rejection of, or
the holding up to doubt or question of, the official teaching, doctrine or laws
of the Catholic Church, the Professional Employee may be terminated immediately,
without prior notice.”

Naiad Reich, a teacher who taught at Our Lady of Lourdes
Regional School for two years, has recently been fired from her position on the
grounds of “immorality” Reich informed the school administrators that she was
expecting a child out of wedlock. The decision to terminate her employment was
made then after.

When asked by some news people,
the diocese said that her employment termination were due to legal reasons and  turned down any more requests to comment on
the situation, Reich is not pursuing any legal actions either but she says she misses
her students and that she will try to appeal the diocese’s decision.

Reich and the boyfriend Matt Graboski are not Catholics, so they
decided to start a family with no plans of getting married soon. Despite the harsh reaction from the school, Graboski told
the news that he is “extremely excited” about Reich’s pregnancy. “It’s one
of the most rewarding things you can possibly go through, “he added.They just
want to get married on their own terms, and if that means losing a job, then so
be it.

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