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Posts Tagged ‘life-style’

Indian State Achieves Western Standards on Fraction of Income

keralaThe state of Kerala in southwest India is a socio-economic abberation: despite a per capita GDP of US$247, far below the world average, its 32 million people enjoy good health care, US-level birth rates, literacy rates and life expectancies. Today its economy is hurting as its foreign remittances dwindle ‚Äì Kerala is known for providing much of the now shrinking Middle Eastern migrant workforce. Though the state suffers from chronic (but decreasing) unemployment, the “Kerala model” breaks the stereotype of the third world, with lessons for the First World. Full Story : TreeHugger.com….

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Happy People Live Longer

happinessAlthough there are no evidence on happiness heals diseases, but it protects against falling ill. Because of this reason, happy people live longer. The size of the effect on longevity is comparable to that of smoking or not. It was concluded from an analysis of 30 follow-up studies published in the Journal of Happiness Studies.There have been more reports of happy people living longer. Happiness isn’t necessarily effective on seriously ill people, but it does help most healthy people. Chronic unhappiness causes stress, which reduces immune response. People who are happy seems to be adopting a healthy life style as well.

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