This is the age you will feel happiest at

Published: February 7, 2016
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Study finds the right age bracket to feel highest level of personal well-being.
PHOTO: PARENTSSOCIETY

Study finds the right age bracket to feel highest level of personal well-being. PHOTO: PARENTSSOCIETY

Think you’re at the prime of your existence in your 20s? Think again.

A recent government survey conducted in the United Kingdom, suggests that you will be happiest between late 60s and 70s.

Over 300,000 adults were asked how satisfied they are with their life, as well as how anxious or happy they feel over a period of three years (2012-2015).

The results indicated that the highest level of personal well-being was felt between the ages of 65 and 79.

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For those between the ages of 45 and 59, the mid-life crisis appears to be real with the highest level of anxiety reported between these ages. Furthermore, men seemed to be less satisfied than women in their middle-age.

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Researchers suggested one possible reason for the lower happiness and well-being scores among this age group might be the burden of having to care for children and elderly parents at the same time, BBC reported.

Balancing family commitments with work, could be a possible factor for higher levels of anxiety.

On the other hand, younger and retired ones had more leisure time which promoted their well-being.

Earlier, a 2014 survey found that 58 was the happiest age of all, while another study last year found 34 to be an ideal age.

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