Research suggests that moving out of your comfort zone is the key to staying mentally and physically young.medical science has identified a new group we can aspire to join — the super-agers. The term refers to people in their 70s and 80s who have the mental or physical capability of their decades-younger counterparts.
Dr. Bradford Dickerson, a neurologist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and his colleagues have been studying super-agers for several years. Their results suggest that embracing new mental challenges may be the key to preserving both brain tissue and brain function.
Embrace mental challenges – crossword puzzles, mathematical games. Try doing something yourself that you would have hired someone else to do in the past
Increase your exercise capacity. Increase three factors — the intensity, duration, and frequency of your workouts. Try to exercise at that level for 20 to 40 minutes, three to five days a week.
Prepare to be frustrated. Patience and perseverance are key to mastering challenges.
Don’t let your age deter you. As long as you are physically up to a challenge, your years shouldn’t hold you back.
Get going with a group. You may find it easier to take on new challenges if you’re in the company of other beginners.
Scientists claim to have identified a way to clear away old, damaged cells and restore youthful characteristics in mice, paving the way for anti-ageing therapies and treatments of diseases linked to old age.
The research from Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel suggests that the dream of keeping our bodies young, healthy and energetic, even as we attain the wisdom of our years could be at least partly obtainable in the future.
The research, published in Nature Communications, began with an investigation into the way that the immune system is involved in a crucial activity: clearing away old, senescent cells that spell trouble for the body when they hang around.
Senescent cells, not completely dead but suffering loss of function or irreparable damage, have been implicated in diseases of ageing by promoting inflammation.
Both parents affect your personality, but rejection by one parent could be more critical for long-term development.
“In our half-century of international research, we’ve not found any other class of experience that has as strong and consistent effect on personality and personality development as does the experience of rejection, especially by parents in childhood.