Positive Outlook on Age May Lead to Better Health

Psychologist Shevaun D. Neupert, associate professor at NC State University, conducted a study to investigate if perspectives on aging affected a senior’s health and well-being. Researchers asked 116 volunteers questions about their overall outlook on getting older, such as whether their thinking was getting slower. Neupert said they found that, in general, it is good to have a positive outlook on aging. “People who feel they are just as happy now as they were younger tended to report fewer negative experiences with their aging on a daily basis,” Neupert said.