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注册新宝GG60秒:经济衰退让我们寿命更长?

时间: 2020年05月19日 | 作者: Admin | 来源: 领研网(linkresearcher.com)


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Believe it or not, depression can be good for your health. Ok, not that kind of depression. An economic depression. According to work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, people actually got healthier during the Great Depression.


On September 1st, we ran a story about the health benefits of a good recession. And we received several incredulous responses. Some listeners firmly believe that people eat and drink and smoke more when their finances are bleak. Now along comes another study of life and death during the granddaddy of economic downturns. This time, researchers find that life expectancy actually increased during the years of the Great Depression. Yes, the rate of suicides also increased, but only accounted for two percent of deaths.


So what makes economic good times bad for us? Well, economic growth has been linked to work-related stress, less sleep, on-the-job accidents, traffic fatalities and more pollution. Plus, spending more time at work could mean spending less time caring for sick family members. So when the economy turns healthy again, living more like we’re still in lean times might make us all a bit healthier, as well.


—Karen Hopkin



 [重难点词汇、短语]


recession: n. 衰退 

incredulous: adj. 怀疑的;不轻信的 

fatality: n. 死者,死亡 



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信不信由你,抑郁有益于健康。好吧,不是那种抑郁,是“经济的抑郁”。根据发表在《国家注册新宝GG院院刊》(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)上的一项研究,在经济大萧条时期(Great Depression)人们实际上变得更健康了。


我们曾经做过一篇经济衰退有益于健康的报道,收到了诸多质疑。一些读者坚信,在经济状况不佳时,人们会吃更多食物、喝更多酒、抽更多烟。现在又有了另一项大萧条时期人们生活和死亡情况的研究,结果发现,在大萧条时期人们的预期寿命实际上有所增加。当然自杀率也上升了,但只占死亡人数的2%。


那么,为何经济繁荣反而于我们“有害”呢?原因就是,经济增长与工作压力、睡眠不足、工伤事故、交通事故死亡以及更多污染相关。此外,在工作上花更多时间可能意味着照顾生病家人的时间会更少。因此,当经济再次恢复健康状态时,像经济不景气时那样生活或许也能让我们更健康一点。


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