Shopping Can Save Your Life ? Fast Company

Is our consumer culture, focused on the constant purchasing of disposable goods, destroying our civilization? Quite possibly! But it’s also, apparently, making us live longer and healthier lives. Researchers in Taiwan recently completed a study that shows that elderly men and women who shopped once a week or more were 27% less likely to die than those who shopped less frequently.

In an odd blow to shopping stereotypes, it turns out men benefit from this shopping longevity boost even more than women–frequent male shoppers were 28% less likely to die, as opposed to 23% for women.

via Shopping Can Save Your Life | Fast Company.