The question is: How fast will you really age?
Researchers have proven time and time again that a number of factors can make a slow slip into a faster decline.
Ten or 20 years from now, you don’t want to be the one who gets “the call” saying you forgot your groceries at the store. This means you need to prepare.
Check out these six factors that can hasten mental decline.
Carrying extra weight affects more than just the fit of your favorite skinny jeans. In fact, it may have a direct effect on cognitive function.
Research shows that metabolic abnormalities (like high blood pressure and obesity) directly affect cognitive skills as we age. A study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), shows that those with obesity and metabolic abnormality age faster in the mind.
The study included 6,401 people with the average age at the beginning of the study being 50. Over the course of 10 years, those involved were given memory and cognitive skills testing three times.