Preview of a recent post from our neighboring practitioners, Fitness Matters:
Don’t Act Your Age For A Sharp Mind
Feeling younger than one’s real age could help preserve memory and cognitive function as people get older, says a study in the November issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
…a recent study found that younger self-image was more common in physically active people with a lower body-mass index.
The study’s adjusted results showed the association between a younger subjective age and better memory and executive functioning was independent of gender, educational achievement, marital status and chronic diseases.
People who feel older than their age might require closer monitoring, as this may be an early marker of impaired cognition leading to dementia.