Could Thinking Positively About Aging Be The Secret Of Health?
The dictionary defines ageism as the “tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment.” But research indicates that ageism may not just be ill-informed or hurtful. It may also be a matter of life and death.
Not that it’s literally killing people. Researcher Becca Levy, a professor of epidemiology and psychology at the Yale School of Public Health, says it depends on how much a given individual takes those negative ideas to heart.
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