What are the benefits of uuness?

Scientific Research

During the last 15 years the science of purpose has exploded and it can be somewhat overwhelming! So we’ve summarised two landmark studies and then given you a full list of benefits after that. If you want to know more, we’ve done videos summarising the science.

1. 2019 US Jama Network Study with 7,000 adults over 50 – Published May 2019 – Live Longer and healthier

This study showed lower mortality in people who have a clear life purpose – specifically they have a lower chance of premature death. In other words you live longer. This was even after controlling for factors such as depression and chronic illness.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2734064 https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/changepower/202108/10-powerful-benefits-living-purpose

2. British survey of 7,300 men and women aged 50 – 90 – Better relationships, Be Wealthier and Happier

This study showed five key benefits. For people with higher purpose they were happier, healthier, wealthier, had healthier habits and better relationships.


  • Better sex
  • Better sleep
  • Less depression
  • Greater relaxation
  • Diabetics with strong purpose have better glucose control
  • Reduction of the production of inflammatory cells which lead to cancer
  • Increase in the production of good cholesterol
  • High purpose means 36% less visits to hospital
  • Higher purpose produces more telomerase–which slows ageing
  • Living on purpose reduces inflammatory gene expression which lowers cancer
  • Students with a strong sense of purpose experience less health problems and anxiety
  • Adolescents who think about giving rewards and being on purpose have less depressive symptoms than those who focus on themselves

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