Wellbeing higher for those nearing 70, survey

Wellbeing higher for those nearing 70, surveyAccording to a new survey, the wellbeing among those in sixties has increased across the United Kingdom.

The Medical Research Council survey showed that wellbeing rose for people in their sixties in the country. The participants were asked about how confident, cheerful, relaxed and useful they felt in their early 60s and then again when they were 68 to 69 years old. The survey tracked the health and wellbeing of 1,700 people since their birth.

The researchers found that there was an improvement in all aspects of wellbeing for those who are nearing 70 years of age compared to those in earl sixties. The researchers compared responses of those aged 60 to 64 with responses of those at the age of 68 to 69 years. When the responses of those aged 60 to 64 were compared to their feelings towards the end of their seventh decade, the survey found there was an overall average improvement in all aspects of wellbeing.

Meanwhile, another study had showed that people aged 65 to 79 are the happiest age group in the United Kingdom while those aged 45 to 59 reported the lowest levels of life satisfaction.