Today’s 65-Year-Olds Are Fitter Than Earlier Generations

Compared to their counterparts twenty years ago, today’s 65-year-olds not only feel younger but are generally healthier overall – and enjoy greater life satisfaction. That is just one of the latest results of the Interdisciplinary Longitudinal Study on Adult Development and Aging (ILSE) that was launched in 1993 at the Institute of Gerontology at Heidelberg University. The latest round of data collection was recently completed. The participating scientists, including researchers from Heidelberg University Hospital and the University of Leipzig, will present their findings at the Heidelberg Symposium on Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Social Psychiatry at the end of October 2017. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)