Feeling younger extends your lifespan: The keys

Did you know that those who feel younger tend to live longer? This is how you do it!

Did you know that those who feel younger tend to live longer? This is how you do it!

According to a study published by the American Psychological Association in the journal Psychology and Aging feeling, younger contributes to warding off the damaging effects of stress and as a consequence, extend your lifespan.

The participants who reported more stress had a steeper decline in their hair over the 3 years that the study lasted, those who felt younger than their actual age seemed to buffer the effects of stress.

How can you feel younger?

Start new activities to explore something new, be curious and spontaneous.

Now that we know that feeling younger can extend your life, how can you feel younger?

Feeling younger involves being emotionally flexible, being creative and embrace an attitude of playfulness.

Make an effort to include games, sports or social interactions into your weekly routine.

Laugh, engage in anything that will make you laugh.

Learn: Start new activities to explore something new, be curious and spontaneous.

Keep stress at bay: try doing any activity to ward off stress, meditate, increase your physical activity, do therapy when necessary.

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Victoria Thais

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