There's a saying that what you do in the dark will eventually come to the light. For some baby boomers who survived the drug crazed 60s, that might be a frightening thought.
Now it appears that what you do before the age of 50 will determine how well you age. Who knew?
According to researchers from the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, people are more likely to be successful to age successfully if:
1) They are educated,
2) Never been in prison,
4) Drink in moderation or not at all
5) Work for pay or do volunteer work.
The lead author of the research study, Dr. Rachel Pruchino, says "Our research shows how aging is a lifelong process. The person you become at a very old age is really a function of how you lived your earlier years."
Funny, there's nothing in the research that talks about exercise or eating healthy.