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Stress, Happiness, and Resilience in Midlife



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ANCHOR LEAD: During midlife, adults often experience the convergence of multiple life transitions and stressful events – from taking care of teenagers and aging parents, to health issues and planning for retirement, among others. Brian Osuch tells us about a new study that can help them be more resilient. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. A new study by the MIT AgeLab and The Harford Center for Mature Market Excellence looked at life transitions that people in their 40s, 50s and 60s experience and how they remain resilient. Dr. Joe Coughlin, with MIT AgeLab… CUT: (Coughlin) Finance, health, and wealth are among the number one stressors. We also found that there is gender difference. Women in their fifties, for instance, are more likely than men to have an adult child at home or to provide care for an elderly parent. Men are more likely to report that retirement is more stressful. SCRIPT: Gerontologist Jodi Olshevski, with The Hartford, highlights three important findings that can help boost resilience. CUT: (Olshevski) The most resilient adults are more likely to cope with stress by being physically active. They also spend time with and talk to friends and family in order to manage their stress and they have a very strong sense of what we call self-efficacy; the belief that they are able to manage to difficult transitions. SCRIPT: For more information visit TheHartfordMile.com/quiz. That's Newsbreak from The Hartford.
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