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Aging retardants: old age begins with a brain signal! It is important to maintain a psychological age

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Human aging, like the aging of other organisms, is a biological process of the gradual degradation of parts and systems of the human body and the consequences of this process. While the physiology of the aging process is similar to the physiology of aging of other mammals, some aspects of this process, for example, loss of mental abilities, are more important for humans. In addition, psychological, social and economic effects are of great importance.

Everyone has long realized that the so-called passport age has nothing to do with biological. In women, this is best seen. You probably noticed that some women in their 30s already look 50, and some 60-year-olds can safely compete in attractiveness with girls in their 25s. But why is this happening?

Researchers argue that the key role in the issue of longevity is played not by genetics and not by means of maintaining youth. It is the brain that determines the speed of our aging.

Socio-psychological age

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There is a concept of the psychological age of a person. It determines the appearance and behavior, and is completely dependent on the processes of the brain. As early as the beginning of the 19th century, a man or woman at the age of 35–40 was considered to be deep old people. Due to the abundance of information and greater employment, humanity as a whole began to live longer, which means that the time has come to recognize the changes in the age classification.

WHO has defined new age boundaries: today youth lasts from 25 to 44 years. So in 40 women are still girls, and not the second grade, as many people like to joke. Further, from 44 to 60 years old, modern man is in middle age, from 60 to 75 years old - in old age, and only at the age of 75–90 years old age comes. Those over 90 years old are called centenarians.

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But still, not everyone succeeds in preserving the young body and face in the same 40 years, and even more so in 50 and 60. Our psychology, internal attitudes, and attitude to life primarily interfere with remaining young soul and body in adulthood. External beauty also depends on them. The main hypothesis, on the research in the field of which billions of dollars have been spent, says: the rate of our aging depends on the brain.

This is easily proven. At the beginning of life, our brain is very busy with cognition of the world, itself, the filling of knowledge and various conclusions. Therefore, the whole organism is included in these processes and works at the limit of possibilities. But as soon as the world becomes uninteresting, as soon as you cease to learn, expand your competencies, study, old age begins immediately. Your brain and body no longer work actively. By the way, from here there are various diseases like Alzheimer's.

Psychological aging is important to notice on time. There are 3 main indicators.


Relation to time

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As soon as you get the feeling that all the best events in your life have already been, and for something else time has passed, then you begin to age. Psychologically, the old man lives on memories, the young man lives on plans. Pessimism, a sense of hopelessness, lack of plans, endless grinding of memories - all these are indicators of psychological old age and biological catalysts.

It is not in vain that in America people after 60 years go to college and go to various courses. Everything new contributes to the work of the brain and optimistic mood. And that means youth.


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Psychological old age is directly related to self-pity: “At 50, I can no longer do what I did at 20. "I will not allow myself to do a backflip or I will not jump with a parachute." With age, of course, we set ourselves more and more restrictions that are associated with physical data and responsibility (children, employees).

But with each period of life new opportunities open up. If it is difficult to do something physically, you can begin to develop more creative abilities.

Learn new languages, go hiking, visit new countries, organize various events. And many 20-year-olds will not be able to compete with you. Do not limit yourself, but look for opportunities.

Emotional stability

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Modern science and millennium-old wisdom have proven that grateful and happy people live longer and look prettier. A stable psyche is the key to youth. A person who knows how to calmly adapt to changes and goes through difficulties, not taking everything too close to his heart and not focus on the problem, will always be younger.

In cheerful people, facial folds are formed differently, they have fewer wrinkles and are more attractive in appearance.

Seeing the good, having a sense of humor and thanking life for every day lived is the key to psychological youth. This is due to a number of hormonal and neurochemical processes that occur in the brain.

Develop, rejoice in spite of everything, and most importantly, do not become attached to the year of birth in your passport! Many people stop working on themselves just because at 50, for example, it’s not supposed to be that way or late already. This is your life, your emotions, your body in the end. No one has the right to blame you for something.

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It is your psychological state that sets the speed for biological aging. Tell us in the comments if you agree with this opinion.

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