Internalising ageist stereotypes is harmful to your health

Published Jun 16th 2015

I love this! An article on CNN discusses “the psychological path to aging gracefully,” and says that “The way you perceive aging can actually influence how you age. Aging, like many aspects of life, is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Positive and negative attitudes can affect your health behaviorally, psychologically and even biologically. Being ‘pro-aging,’ or satisfied with your own aging, can make you adopt healthier behaviors, feel in control of how you age and even heighten your immune system. Being ‘anti-aging,’ or perceiving aging negatively, can do the opposite.” Read about five benefits of “pro-aging” thinking.

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