Mediterranean Lifestyle and successful aging in older immigrant Greeks
Each component of the Mediterranean Lifestyle, including the Mediterranean diet, physical activity, adequate rest, stress-relief, socializing and conviviality have been found to be beneficial for successful aging and quality of life. It is expected that immigrant Greeks in the US may have lower adherence to the Mediterranean Lifestyle due to different environmental characteristics than those living in Greece. As such, we hypothesize that multiple benefits may be seen by those adhering to the whole healthy Mediterranean lifestyle pattern.
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the overall relationship between this healthy lifestyle pattern and successful aging of older immigrant Greeks living in the US as well as to identify potential barriers that preclude the immigrant Greeks living in the US from following the Mediterranean lifestyle.
Start date: July 1st, 2018
End date: Ongoing