Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Don't believe these asthma myths > Health-in-Motion 07 October 2016 As you get older, who should you keep closer, your friends or your family? As you get older, who should you keep closer, your friends or your family? Canadian researchers have discovered that older individuals who have more family in their immediate network and have closer relationships with them tend to be less likely to die. Having a larger or closer group of friends does not seem to have this effect on longevity – although it obviously comes with many social benefits as well. The findings underscore the importance of familial relationships for living longer, confirming long-standing sociological theories that attribute special significance to family ties. 0 More in Newsletters Your dog probably understands more than you might think More: Daily Dose: Don't believe these asthma mythsHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex US STIs hit all-time high in 2015 Medical Human right-handedness might go back almost 2 million years Mental health Troubled childhood may boost bipolar risk Diet and nutrition Our genes may soon advise our food and lifestyle choices Lifestyle Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Medical Don't believe these asthma myths From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.