20 Jan 2021

How kindness can make you live longer

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:10 pm on 20 January 2021

Diet and exercise are great, but if you really want to live longer start tracking your social life instead of your steps. A strong support network of family and friends  does more to lower mortality  risk  than exercise. 

This is what science journalist Marta Zaraska has discovered after pouring over hundreds and hundreds of studies from around the world. She shares the evidence about how leading a good life can lead to a long life in her new book,  Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100

Marta Zaraska

Marta Zaraska Photo: supplied/Marta Zaraska

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