How often do you think about your future self? It could make all the difference in how happy and successful you are later in life. You see, one of the biggest factors in making smart decisions is knowing when to pay short-term costs for long-term benefits. It’s about keeping the future in mind.
Are age biases of doctors disappearing? A University of California study found no significant difference between the intervention and control group based on the repeat Age Implicit Association Test (IAT) scores when compared to the initial Age IAT scores.
Health psychologist Sarah Grogan, a specialist in body image at Manchester Metropolitan University, uses AprilAge face aging software to determine how appearance might influence our health behaviours.
Elderly people who feel younger than their age show fewer signs of brain aging, compared with those who feel their age or older than their age researchers say.
For a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association , researchers found that older people who spent less time sitting and more time moving had fewer signs of encroaching heart disease.
Sometimes you need to be irresponsible with your current challenges in order to make real progress on your future self. You have to let the present just sit there, untended. It’s not going away and will never end. That’s the nature of the present.
According to Stanford psychologist Laura Carstensen, full-time work ideally would begin around the age of 40, rather than in our early 20s. Careers would be longer, with a gradual transition to part-time work in the later years before full retirement around age 80.
A discussion with Dr. Thomas Rando, whose pioneering research explores how blood from younger animals can apparently rejuvenate the cells and tissues of older animals. Rando is the head of a laboratory at Stanford University, where he is also the director of the Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, deputy director of the Stanford Center on Longevity and a professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, as well as an AFAR board member and multiple grantee.
"People who had a sharper image of their future selves kept a healthier lifestyle. Specifically, they got about 30 more minutes of sleep each night, 10 more minutes of exercise each day, and ate 1 more fruit or vegetable." Stanford research by doctoral student Sarah Raposo
Helping people consider how they will age and the process of aging is being defined by Penn State's "FaceAge" project.