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Feeling younger than your age may be good for your health

By Richard Sima

15 Jun 2023 · 5 min read

informed Summary

  1. A younger subjective age is correlated with better overall health and can serve as a "biopsychosocial marker" predictive of healthy aging beyond chronological age.

How old do you feel?

Odds are the age you feel does not match up with the number of candles you blow out on your birthday cake. Middle-aged and older adults tend to feel younger than their chronological age, research shows. Many adults feel a few years to decades younger, and this may be a good thing.

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