Can Worship Help You Live Longer?

Worship services at a church, mosque, or synagogue can extend your lifespan, lower your stress levels and improve your physical health, a new study claims.

Behavioral scientists at Vanderbilt University studied 5,500 people of all races and both genders. Two-thirds of them (64 percent) regularly attended worship sessions.

The team found the religious participants scored better in terms of heart health, nutrition, and metabolic health.

This divide was seen most clearly among middle-aged adults, aged 40 to 65, who had far better health if they attended religious ceremonies, the study claims.
— Daily Mail