According to American experts, since 2011, 10,000 people in the US have turned 65 every day. This age group is expected to outnumber children by 2035. By that time, the healthcare system will be so overwhelmed that it will not be able to cope with the treatment of chronic senile diseases.
Professor Sarah Francis and her colleagues developed a 142-question online survey to understand the origin of aging anxiety and how it is affected by gender, social status, physical activity, etc. The survey involved 1,250 people aged 40 and over.
It turns out that positive attitude about physical activity reduces aging anxiety. According to the authors of the study, active people enjoy physical, social and mental advantages over their less active peers. They are happier and have less aging anxiety.