Scientists recently talked about an interesting way to feel younger. It turns out that in order for a person to have such a feeling, it is enough for him to establish quality control over his daily life.
The study was dedicated to this topic. University of North Carolinawho noted a factor that allows people to feel younger. This happens regardless of how healthy a person is.
According to the psychologists who initiated this work, older people feel younger if they clearly control their daily lives. At the same time, the stronger and more significant such control will be, the older people will feel.
The study involved volunteers aged 60 to 90 years, as well as another group of participants - from 18 to 36 years. During the study period, each day, its participants filled out questionnaires that recorded the level of stress and physical health features. Experts also monitored how the participants in the experiment controlled their daily lives and determined their internal perception - that is, how long they felt.
As a result, it was noted that the sense of control suffers certain changes in all people throughout the day. And these fluctuations are absolutely normal. However, at the same time, scientists concluded that with more complete control over life, people felt younger. The inverse relationship also worked - the appearance of a feeling of “pressure” of old age with the loss of control over life.
In addition, experts said that this dependence is true in case of stress and health problems, and also advised to do everything to ensure that people in old age remain independent.