High blood pressure may be a cause of concern for many retirement living seniors. The ailment could cause stroke and is sometimes at the root of fatal heart attacks.
Now a new study conducted at the University of Chicago has shown that people who say they are not lonely are less likely to experience high blood pressure than those who say they are.
This should be a sage piece of advice for seniors who are worried about their wellbeing and overall health.
The study observed 229 people of varying sex, race and background for five years. Participants were asked to answer questions about their relationships with the people in their lives. The loneliest individuals were reported to have a 14.4 spike in blood temperature over the course of the study.
The Center for Disease Control reports that about a third of the U.S. population has high blood pressure. These staggering statistics have led to heart disease being the number one cause of death in the country.
Retirement living seniors should reach out to friends, family and loved ones as they age. Solid relationships with the people who are closest to them may be the best remedy for staying healthy and feeling great.