A new study has found that feeling younger than you are, leads to a healthier brain.
The study published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience asked a group of adults aged 59 and over whether they felt younger or older than they actually were.
Called “subjective age” this persons “self-description” is then supposed to reflect the person's psychological health.
Meaning that if you feel young, your brain may show less age-related impairments such as dementia.
If somebody feels older than their age, it could be a sign for them to evaluate their lifestyle, habits and activities that could contribute to brain ageing and take measures to better care for their brain health
Dr. Jeanyung Chey, one of the researchers on the study, said in a statement.
She also goes on to say how old a person feels could affect how active they are, which in turn could affect their overall health.
So what more can you do to keep your brain young and sharp?
Incorporating berries such as blueberries, strawberries, dark cherries and goji berries into your meals is essential.
These are great as they are rich in antioxidants that encourage active mental health.
Eating fish and leafy greens also plays a part in keeping a healthy brain, with other options include learning new skills and spending time with loved ones.