The Health Benefits of Having a Purpose in Life

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People with purpose have goals or beliefs that make their lives meaningful and worth living. Click the link below to read the MIDUS newsletter on the health benefits that have been associated with purposeful life engagement, which include:

    • Living longer
    • Having a healthier heart
    • Lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s
    • Less inflammation, which reduces risk of chronic disease
    • Less severe symptoms among those who have chronic illness

Also included are possible ways to nourish your own sense of purpose.

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