If it’s true that you’re only as old as you feel, then someone needs to explain how to feel young again. One way: Start feeling more in control of your life. A researcher at a German university asked seniors how old they felt on a particular day. And then she asked how much of a grip they felt like they had on their life. A strong correlation emerged between youthful feelings and the amount of control they felt. “Control” could apply to a range of things, from health issues to permission to drive. What the researcher took away from her study is the idea that one’s actions matter. Once you feel like what you do can change your life, the better (and younger) you’ll feel.
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