Having grandchildren can be of the greatest gifts and now research shows that if you show up and babysit them, it could actually benefit your health positively, too. According to the North American Menopause Society that grandmothers who babysit their grandchildren at least once a week had a better memory, compared to those who didn’t.
It also turned out that those who babysat more than 5 times a week, actually scored lower in the cognitive tests. This means that moderation is needed and to benefit from a better memory, you must not jeopardize your own health either. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) also support this with their suggestion that social interaction does indeed result in better well-being.
If you have grandchildren, then according to this research, you must care for them at least once a week to help you avoid loneliness and social isolation, which can be devastating for your health. Do you have grandkids you look after? Let us know in the comments on Facebook.