Feeling empowered in later life could make you feel younger


 

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“People may feel younger if they feel empowered to make changes that will impact their lives, according to a new study conducted at Penn State. The study looked at “subjective age” — how old a person feels in comparison to their chronological age, which plays an important role in health and well-being.

“Recent research has shown that subjective age is related to mortality and longevity — individuals who feel younger than their chronological age are more likely to live longer and die later than those who feel as old or older than their chronological age,” said Frank Infurna, doctoral candidate in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

In conducting the study, Infurna and his colleagues sought to better understand what factors can lead to people feeling older than their chronological age. Other research has examined this phenomenon in middle age and older adults, but Infurna’s research is one of the first to look at adults age 80 and older […]”
Provided by Pennsylvania State University

Quelle: http://www.physorg.com/news201764586.html, 23. August 2010