I’m a late in life mom – and want to stick around to dance at my son’s wedding.
I want to be what’s called a “Superager.”
A “Superager” is defined as someone who is over 65 – yet has brains with “cognitive skills” shown to be as good as 25-year-olds.
With this in mind, I’ve been researching everything I can to live longer and younger.
I even wrote a longevity book with all my secrets – called LIFE IS LONG -coming out from Random House .
I’m gonna sneak you two helpful “Superager tips” now!
Superager Tip 1
Lisa Feldman Barrett, Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, reports that “Superagers” share something interesting in common.
They keep moving forward – when things get tough. They’re both mentally tough and/or physically tough.
This brings me to …
Superager Tip 2
“When taking multiple factors into account – such as age, gender, bodyweight and education – our study confirms that people who are stronger do indeed tend to have better functioning brains,” said the researcher Dr Joseph Firth, who’s from NICM Health Research Institute.
In other words, if you want to keep your mind and body in tip top shape, it’s not enough to do aerobic exercise, you should weight train too.
I’m not surprised that muscle strength improves the brain. It makes sense, for BOTH logical physical reasons and psychological reasons.
Firstly – the logical physical reasons:
Secondly – the psychological reasons:
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.