Age is really just a number! Recent research has proven that adults who feel younger than their biological age report fewer chronic health conditions. They’re also more likely to visit the doctor less often, take fewer medications, maintain a normal weight, and live a longer life!
It appears that biology may be at play when it comes to the link between living longer and feeling younger. Researchers identified a number of favorable biomarkers in older adults who reported feeling younger than their actual age. This could explain why youthful-minded older adults aren’t diagnosed with as many age-related diseases.
That said, researchers are aware that asking older adults to “feel young” is easier said than done. Instead, what can really help is for adults who feel older than their age to partake in activities that make them feel young. Watch the video to know more.