The “X FACTOR” for surviving after a heart attack
You know the old joke: Talking to yourself is fine… it’s when you start answering yourself that you need to worry!
(Kidding aside, we all talk to yourself now and again. Sometimes, I’m the best friend I’ve got!)
But if you’re ever doing it because you’re the ONLY friend you’ve got, it might be time to make a few changes…
Because new research reveals how loneliness is a LIFE OR DEATH factor for older folks, especially seniors.
And that’s why after today, I’ve got a plan to make sure you’ll NEVER be alone again, whether it’s for the holidays… your birthday… or just a normal Monday.
The KEY to survival after a heart problem
Some people bounce right back after a heart attack like nothing even happened to them.
Others plunge into a rapid decline that can lead to more trips to the hospital… and even to the grave.
Of course the severity of the heart attack and your overall health play a role in that.
But the latest research reveals one more factor… the X FACTOR… that can help determine who makes it through with flying colors and who ends up sliding into oblivion.
And it comes down to having family and friends around you!
- Lonely women are THREE TIMES more likely to die in the year after being treated for a serious heart problem such as a heart attack, valve disease or heart failure; and
- Guys are slightly more resilient, but not by much: Lonely older men have DOUBLE the risk of death in that year.
The same study finds that older folks who are lonely are also much more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and a lower overall quality of life.
That’s no way to live… but sadly, it’s all too common…
A second new study finds that more than half of older folks worry about being lonely as they get older, and for many it happens.
Some go entire WEEKS without speaking to anyone, according to a third new study.
Don’t let this happen to you.
And if it HAS happened, it’s time to make some changes.
You might think there’s not much you do about loneliness, especially if friends and loved ones have moved away or… in some cases… passed on.
But you can still get out and mix it up.
If you don’t have enough close friends and family around you, there are three places where you can go to get more – and it’s almost as easy as picking up a container of milk at the store:
- Your church
- Your local senior center
- The library
All three places have plenty of events, including ones aimed at seniors. And all three will not only welcome you, but are specifically LOOKING for you.
After all, many of the folks there are in the same position.
They want you there, and they’ve got stuff you’re gonna love – so get in there and mix it up like your life depends on it… because in a way, it does.