Can having a sense of purpose later in life help you function better physically?

A novel study published in JAMA Psychiatry by Ichiro Kawachi, MD, and Laura Kubzansky, PhD, and colleagues has found an association between having a sense of purpose and better physical functioning, such as grip strength and walking speed, in older adults in the U.S.  

Kubzansky shines light on happiness and health in this NPR podcast

Laura Kubzansky, PhD, Harvard Pop Center faculty member and co-director of the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, shares insights into how happiness relates to health in this podcast by WRVO Public Media, an NPR affiliate member station located in Oswego, NY.