Being unhappy could age you faster than smoking. In a new study published in the journal Aging, researchers looked at the impact of mental health on our biological clocks. They found that psychological factors, such as feeling unhappy or lonely, added over 1.5 years to a person’s biological age. This aging effect of being unhappy or lonely exceeded that of gender, relationship status or even smoking. Maintaining optimal mental health might be just as important as ideal physical health when it comes to longevity.
That’s Gotta Hurt
The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever
Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike.Get the Book