Friday, September 04, 2009

Feeling Better Lately?

Believe it or not, it might be the recession:
It seems the recession may be good for your health. A new paper by Stephen Bezruchka in the Canadian Medical Association Journal confirms that economic recessions in the 20th century actually led to declines in mortality. The author points to factors like increased leisure time and healthier lifestyle and eating habits.

1 comment:

thinking said...

This would seem to suggest that perhaps in the Western world we need a re-ordering of priorities.

The old axiom "money isn't everything" applies.

Capitalism is a wonderful system, but it does tend to absorb people in the pursuit of monetary wealth.