You Really are Only as Old as You Feel

April 11, 2015 in STSMPT

A recent study finds that those who feel younger than they really are live longer than those who feel their age or older. The study included nearly 6,500 participants whose average age was 65.8 years. Researchers analyzed the survival rates of the participants over an eight year follow-up period. The study shows the individuals who feel younger than their actual age have a 13% increase in survival rate over those who feel older, as well as a 5% increase over those who feel their true age.


The authors say those who feel younger tend to have a healthier lifestyle, experience less stress, and adhere to medical advice. The great news is self-perceived age can change, and we can help. Come see us for an individualized exercise plan to keep you active, at a healthy body weight, and to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and illnesses.


Source: Rippon I, Steptoe A. Feeling old vs being old: associations between self-perceived age and mortality. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2015; 175 (2): 307-309.

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