What's the key to "Superaging"?
In our society, we tend to treat individuals with kid gloves as they age. We expect that people will be less independent and need to "take it easy". The problem with this is that we need to develop tenacity, and both physical and mental challenges are necessary for our emotional, cognitive and physical health at any age. Being vigorously engaged is the recipe for a healthy brain and mind.
So what is a "superager" and how do we become one? Lisa Feldman Barrett, a distinguished professor of psychology at Northeastern University and author of the recently published “How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain.” describes a "superager" as someone older than 60 who “has a memory that functions indistinguishably from (that of) a 25-year-old.”
Watch the interview with Barrett for the steps you can take now to improve your emotional health and increase the odds of becoming a "superager" yourself.