The old saying “You’re only as old as you feel” has new life, backed up by a new study.
Researchers found older people with positive views on aging were 44% more likely to recover fully after severe disability than those with negative views on aging.
People with positive attitudes about aging also had a slower decline in their ability to do daily tasks such as dressing and bathing.
“It may be something worth considering that might help people’s recovery,” says researcher Becca Levy, PhD, associate professor at the Yale School of Public Health.
Read more about the study at WebMD
“The big surprise for me is that age is just a number… It’s a number without meaning. A person who dies at 40-through cancer, a car accident, what have you—how old is that person, really, at 38? He’s near the end of his life, whether he knows it or not. And what about a person who dies at 100? How old is that person, really, at 78?”
We all grow old as long as we’re still alive, so you might as well enjoy life until the end. Being sexy doesn’t have to stop either. People don’t quit having sex because they grow old; they grow old because they quit having sex. Here are ten women making the statement: you’re only as old as you feel.