Always Stay young -Be Super Agers

Research suggests that moving out of your comfort zone is the key to staying mentally and physically young.medical science has identified a new group we can aspire to join — the super-agers. The term refers to people in their 70s and 80s who have the mental or physical capability of their decades-younger counterparts.

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Dr. Bradford Dickerson, a neurologist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and his colleagues have been studying super-agers for several years. Their results suggest that embracing new mental challenges may be the key to preserving both brain tissue and brain function.

Embrace mental challenges – crossword puzzles, mathematical games. Try doing something yourself that you would have hired someone else to do in the past

Increase your exercise capacity. Increase three factors — the intensity, duration, and frequency of your workouts. Try to exercise at that level for 20 to 40 minutes, three to five days a week.

Prepare to be frustrated. Patience and perseverance are key to mastering challenges.

Don’t let your age deter you. As long as you are physically up to a challenge, your years shouldn’t hold you back.

Get going with a group. You may find it easier to take on new challenges if you’re in the company of other beginners.


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