Entries in Adulthood (2)


What's the Happiest Age of All?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new survey by Friends Reunited, a website in Britain, finds that the age of 33 seems to be just the time when people have it all together, at least according to folks over 40.

Seventy-percent of the 40 and older crowd chose 33 as the age they were the happiest, or as one psychologist put it, the age when one has "shaken off childhood naivete and the wild scheming of teenaged years without losing the energy and enthusiasm of youth."

Just six percent of the respondents said their college years were their happiest times while 16 percent seemed more content during their childhood when naivete was something to be desired.

As for other things that make adults happy, one in three said having kids while 20 percent linked their jobs to real fulfillment.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Childhood Weight Bullying May Trigger Eating Disorders in Adulthood, Say Doctors

(PHOENIX) -- Children who are teased about their weight are less likely to have a desire for exercise or physical activity, say doctors at the Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders.

Particularly during preteen years, children are more susceptible to developing negative self-image, which can last into their adult years.  Consequently, children who are bullied about their weight are more sensitive to "poor body dissatisfaction," say psychologists.

"We know that weight bullying happens to a lot of children," said Dena Cabrera, PsyD, a psychologist and director of educational outreach at Remuda Ranch.  "Bullying can perpetuate the cycle of lack of exercise as well as using food as a source of comfort."

Dr. Cabrera says that the parents' role is crucial in matters of bullying or self image and that parents must work toward "creating a home environment that fosters healthful eating and physical activity."

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