Benefits of Staying Young At Heart (Plus Tips!)

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Forever Young. That’s what we hear a lot in songs and movies. It’s a natural human desire. There are many things you can do in your youth. However, being young is not all there is to life. Getting old offers much more than you can imagine! Nothing beats a mature soul with a kid’s heart, after all. Yes, you can be “forever young” if you want to! Here are some benefits and tips:     

Good Health

When you’re young at heart, your body knows it. Scientists say that people who feel younger than their age are typically healthier. For example, you take time to eat properly and exercise instead of thinking you’re too old to make an effort. There are plenty of ways to stay healthy even at your age!

Tip: A young heart paired with a healthy lifestyle is key to good overall health!

Satisfying Relationships 

What happens when you think and feel young? Not only do you look better, but everyone around you likes you more! Because you come off as open-minded and easygoing, they enjoy being with you. In turn, you connect with them well and you thrive together.  

Tip: Relationships are important. Always keep friends and loved ones near!

A Healthy Mind

Research has proven how being young at heart makes you more psychologically resilient. Compared to those who feel older, your memory is better and you’re at lower risk of cognitive decline. You can also maintain strong mental health despite the challenges that come with your age.  

Tip: Don’t forget to take care of your mental health. Ask for help or seek professional advice when necessary.

Living Well  

Feeling young makes you more optimistic. It makes you see the world with new eyes. You get to enjoy life more as your inner child urges you to be free and curious. You do yourself a favor when you take pleasure in doing what you like or trying out new things! 

Tip: Listen to some new tunes or have a go at new technology. Try something you’ve never tried before! You never know what good it can do for you.

Being A Source Of Inspiration

You’re not the only one who can benefit from having a young heart. You can motivate others too! When someone of your age sees you, they might be inspired. You might be the reason they finally decide to try a new hobby. To adopt a healthier lifestyle. To get in touch with loved ones.

Tip: You can share your lifestyle. It’s even better to feel young when you’re not alone!

Longer Life

It’s true! A research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine found that older people who felt three or more years younger than their actual age had a lower death rate compared to those who felt otherwise. Feeling young can do you no harm.

Tip: New adventures still await you. Stay young at heart!

You can’t keep your body from aging, but you can keep your soul young. What’s more, you don’t need to do much! You only need to have an open mind and a young heart. No pills, fountain of youth, or any other “secrets”. Love yourself. Love your life. As long as you know what’s good for you, no one can limit you.  

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Written by Hannah Grace

A B.S. Psychology graduate who fights both real and imaginary shadows every day with music and words.

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