Ever felt like you’re younger than your actual age? Well, science suggests that this feeling might make you look younger too.
The Psychology of Aging
Recent scientific studies have explored the connection between how old we feel and how old we look. For instance, a study led by Professor Brian Nosek at the University of Virginia found that people who feel younger than their chronological age display fewer signs of aging at a cellular level, particularly when measuring telomere length. Telomeres are the protective caps at the end of our chromosomes, which tend to shorten as we age.
Published in the “Journal of Personality,” this study suggests that our subjective age can have a significant impact on our biological age.
The Science Behind the Mirror
The concept of “subjective age” isn’t just about how you feel; it can have tangible benefits. Additional research published in “JAMA Dermatology” found that individuals who felt younger than their chronological age showed fewer signs of skin ageing compared to those who felt their actual age or older.
The evidence is becoming more robust: the age you feel can indeed influence the age you look.
Simple Biohacks to Feel and Look Younger
1. Positive Affirmations:
Start your day with affirmations like “Age is just a number, and I feel young at heart.”
2. Mindful Movement:
Engage in activities like yoga or tai chi to promote both physical and mental well-being.
3. Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods:
Foods rich in antioxidants can slow cellular ageing, contributing to a more youthful appearance.
Feeling younger isn’t just a state of mind; it’s becoming increasingly evident that it’s a biohack in itself, supported by scientific research.
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