How do you feel about getting older? If you’re one of those people who somehow remains one 39, year after year, it may be time reflect on your negative thoughts about aging. A recent study in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences says that adjustments to getting older can cause more stress when your attitude towards your mortality is less positive. Optimism leads to longevity when it comes to matters of the mind and body.
Harvard psychology professor Ellen Langer performs studies that show that mental attitude can reverse effects of aging and even disease. Watch her talk about her research: