Dr Adelina Gschwandtner, Senior Lecturer in Economics for the School of Economics, has recently had a paper she wrote (joint with co-authors Uma Kambhampati and Sarah Jewell from the University of Reading) on Lifestyle and Life Satisfaction: The Role of Delayed Gratification published in the Journal of Happiness Studies.
Adelina writes: “It is well known that lifestyle diseases are the leading causes of ill health and mortality worldwide (WHO 2012) and that the UK is one of the countries with the highest obesity rates in Europe.
Although a large body of literature indicates that lifestyle has a significant impact on the physical health of individuals, the effect of lifestyle on emotional well-being and happiness is less well studied. Analysing this impact is important because, if a better lifestyle not only makes us healthier but also happier, then it is more likely to be adopted.”
Congratulations to Adelina on this achievement.