Feeling old shortens your life

Feeling older than your age raises risk of death by 40%
19 December 2014
Presented by Chris Smith


Elderly man holding a watch


People often talk about feeling their age, but how old you say you feel is strongly linked to your life expectancy. A new study at UCL in London has shown that people who feel their age, or feel even older than their real chronological are almost 40% more likely to die than someone of the same age who - in their head at least - feels younger, as Andrew Steptoe explains to Chris Smith...


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