More Elderly People Forced to Work – Enter Resveratrol?
A recent headline in the Wall Street Journal reads, “More Elderly Find They Can’t Afford Not to Work.” According to the article, 1.31.million Americans aged 75 or older are currently working – this is a 25% jump from 2005. This trend is likely to accelerate as there are 77 million baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) living in America currently. As such, according to the Wall Street Journal, the government estimates that 10% of Americans 75 and older will be working by 2018 (up from 7.3% now).
For its part, resveratrol likely could help these oldest working Americans by improving energy levels through increased mitochondria (the powerhouses of the cell), improving heart and endothelial function, and improving mental performance by increasing blood flow to the brain. (Please see Resveratrol.com for more information on these benefits)
It is unfortunate that these difficult economic times are forcing our most revered citizens (those seniors over 75) back into the workforce. Hopefully the seniors who must work will be educated to benefits of resveratrol.