As young as you feel? There could be some truth in it. Researchers in Israel have discovered in a study that subjective age was more important than chronological age when it came to recovering from fractures and strokes. They suggest clinicians consider evaluating the former when designing rehabilitation programmes. Professor Amit Shrira of Bar-Ilan University, says: “Those who feel younger can maintain their health and functioning for longer periods, and as the current study shows, can recuperate better from disability. Therefore, by perceiving themselves to age successfully people may preserve a healthy and vigorous lifestyle.”

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