by William Van Ornum, Ph.D. on
There is a great book that has been out several years now: Aging Well by Dr. George Vailland. He is a psychiatrist and long-time researcher. Vailland studied three different groups from radically different backgrounds, levels of IQ, and income. He sought to find the best predictor of aging well. It was not cholesterol. It was not body-mass index. It was simply . . . a happy marriage at the age of 50! Other factors that could presage aging well include community involvement, interest in the arts, and even hobbies.
One of the goals of AMHF is to encourage further research into these questions that, quite frankly, affects us all.