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Wednesday, June 13 2018 - 15:00
AsiaNet
What You Think About Getting Old Impacts Your Health, Quality of Life According to New Orb Media Reporting
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- Rapidly Aging Global Population At Risk Without Simple Attitude Shift

New Orb Media Inc. reporting and data analysis ( 
https://www.orbmedia.org/agewell ) shows a strong connection between how we 
view old age, how well we age and the effects seen across world cultures. 

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Individuals with a positive attitude towards old age are likely to live longer 
and in better health than those with a negative attitude. And those with a 
negative view of aging are more likely to suffer a heart attack, a stroke or 
die several years sooner. 

Older people in countries with low levels of respect for the elderly are at 
risk for worse mental and physical health and higher levels of relative poverty.

Orb Media compiled data from 150,000 people in 101 countries to learn about 
their levels of respect for older people. The data show the level of respect 
varies significantly from country to country.

Healthy aging is increasingly important: Outside of Africa, countries 
everywhere are aging rapidly. If population trends continue, by 2050 nearly one 
out of six people in the world will be over 65, and close to half a billion 
will be older than 80. 

Orb Media is pleased to partner with members of the Orb Media Network (OMN), a 
group of global agenda-setting media which collaborate to simultaneously 
publish stories together that catalyze global dialogue on critical issues, 
focusing the attention of government, industry, researchers, civil society, and 
the public.

OMN members include SVT (Sweden), Die Zeit (Germany), The Hindu (India), Folha 
de Sao Paulo (Brazil), Tempo Media Group (Indonesia), El Tiempo (Columbia), BBC 
(United Kingdom), Cadena SER-Prisa (Spain), CBC (Canada), Dhaka Tribune 
(Bangladesh), Deutsche Welle (Germany), and YLE (Finland).

About Orb Media
Orb Media is a nonprofit journalism organization that reports on issues that 
matter to billions of people around the globe. We publish our work 
simultaneously with a global network of leading media organizations to catalyze 
global public dialogue to generate citizen-driven change. Fusing original 
research, data analysis, on-the-ground reporting, and an engaged public, Orb 
Media produces agenda-setting stories about the challenges we face together as 
one world. Orbmedia.org/agewell. 

Media Contact: Lara Kline, larak@orbmedia.org. 

SOURCE: Orb Media
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