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Regular Sex and Lots of Money Keys to Long Life

16 years, 7 months ago

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Posted on Oct 14, 2002, 6 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Having plenty of money in the bank and a good sex life are the keys to a long and healthy old age, according to Professor Ian Philp - the British governments old-age "tsar". Research has shown that sexually active seniors are healthier and tend to live longer than those who are celibate. However, Philp believes that a big bank balance is just as important when it comes to health in old age, saying: "There's a proven correlation between wealth and health at any time of life, but especially so at old age.

Having plenty of money in the bank and a good sex life are the keys to a long and healthy old age, according to Professor Ian Philp - the British governments old-age "tsar". Research has shown that sexually active seniors are healthier and tend to live longer than those who are celibate. However, Philp believes that a big bank balance is just as important when it comes to health in old age, saying: "There's a proven correlation between wealth and health at any time of life, but especially so at old age." Improvements in health and social care have reaped great benefits in the UK over the last fifty years. In 1950 there were just 300 centenarians in the country, however it is estimated that 35,000 UK citizens will live to see their 100 birthday by 2030.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.bbc.co.uk on the 13th September 2001

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