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Finding a higher meaning
- By Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
Following a religious or spiritual practice is good for your physical and emotional health.
As people age, they often reflect more on life and what their future may hold. "It’s a critical transition stage of most people’s lives, when they contemplate what everything means and what their role is in the world," says Tyler VanderWeele, Loeb Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science.
To help find these answers, many older adults turn to a religious or spiritual practice for guidance. But the benefits of this type of engagement can reach much further.
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Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
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