Don’t act your age
Recent research into the aging process has found a correlation between subjective age and one’s health. Believing you are younger and actually feeling younger is more than just a nice dream. This finding is based on a large study over a 20-year period (MIDUS study).
They found that 3 of the top predictive questions of how old you feel (Subjective age) versus how old your chronological age indicates are:
- Does your health limit your ability to do vigorous physical exercises, such as running or heavy lifting? Physical fitness and having an active lifestyle is a concrete and specific action you can take to reduce your subjective age.
- Are you taking prescription medication to manage your blood pressure? Making changes to your diet that directly reduce your blood pressure have a direct correlation with your subjective age and is another action you can take.
- How satisfying your expect your sex life to be in 10 years? How much effort people put into their sex life also has a direct correlation on their happiness and their subjective age.
In general, as you age, the higher your subjective age and your risk of morality doubles. A positive attitude towards life and aging is much more strongly correlated with long and high-quality life than any biomarkers (such as telomere length).
So what can you do?
- Have a positive attitude towards aging, meeting new people, acquiring new knowledge and new experiences. Be more sociable, at all ages.
- Look after your physical health, with regular exercise especially strength-based exercise.
- Look after your diet, especially ensuring that you reduce and have a healthy blood pressure
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