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STOP Acting Your Age!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2019 12:46:36 PM / by FirstLantic posted in seniors acting younger, feel younger, retire later, senior longevity, longevity

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We have all heard the commentary from the peanut gallery with statements like “she’s too old to wear her hair long” or “he should act his age” or “she shouldn’t wear a bikini – after all, she’s not 25 anymore”. Well, what if we told you that acting your age can be detrimental to your health and that there are studies to prove it? That’s right - research shows that people who “act their age” tend to live shorter and less fulfilling lives. A study from JAMA Internal Medicine found that older people who felt three or more years younger than their chronological age had a lower death rate compared with those who felt their age or those who felt more than one year older than their actual age.

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