How Well You Age Might Be Linked to Late Life Expectations

Verywell Mind: Self-perceptions of aging could play a major role in maintaining health as you get older, a recent study suggests.

Your attitude and beliefs about getting older may play a significant role in your risk of developing major health conditions associated with aging, according to a recent study in The International Journal of Aging and Human Development.

Researchers looked at the perceptions of aging among 244 middle-aged and older adults, focusing on optimism and self-efficacy. Both of those are geared toward the future, according to study co-author Karen Hooker, PhD, in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. READ MORE

(Source: Verywell Mind, 01/28/2021)