Mind how you age: You're only as old as you feel

Ageing need not be just about decline but also significant gains: Experts

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Not long ago, Ms Stephanie Heller, a New Jersey real estate agent, was leaving her gym after a workout when she noticed a woman in the carpark struggling to bend down.

"I don't know if she dropped something and had to pick it up, or if her shoe was untied," Ms Heller said, but she eagerly bounded over to help. The woman blamed old age for her incapacity, explaining that she was 70.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 27, 2019, with the headline Mind how you age: You're only as old as you feel. Subscribe