Our mental and emotional state is linked to our physical health as we age. Lisa Feldman Barrettt from Northeastern University is a Professor of Psychology and has spent a lot of time researching the effects of physical health on mental and cognitive health as we age.
She describes a Superager as someone over the age of 60 with a memory that functions indistinguishably from that of a 25 year old. The unique thing about these people is that they did not slow down as they aged. Instead they actively engage in physical activities. They are constantly learning new things and trying interesting and engaging activities.
Her advice is to maximize your physical health so that you can maximize your mental, cognitive and emotional health. To maximize your physical health you need to ensure three things are taken care of daily: sleep exercise and nutrition.
Check out what she has to say … very interesting!!