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How To Stay Young Forever.

Before I begin, I should point out that you can’t grow old. Who you are, the collection of thoughts and feelings and memories that you refer to as “I”, doesn’t age. It’s why some people are wise enough to feel like they’re in their 20s when they reach their 80s. Nonetheless, it’s true that if…continue reading on Medium…
The surprising relationship between mindset and getting old.

In 1979, psychologist Ellen Langer and her students carefully refurbished an old monastery in Peterborough, New Hampshire, to resemble a place that would have existed two decades earlier. They invited a group of elderly men in their late 70s and early 80s to spend a week with them and live as they did in 1959…Her idea was to return the men, at least in their minds, to a time when they were younger and healthier—and to see if it had physiological consequences.

Fascinating article about the effects of mindset on not only the perception of ageing, but the physiological realities of it.