Despite how it seems that everyone wants to look younger and is forever chasing the fountain of youth, we actually become more satisfied with our bodies over time, typically after the age of 60. This is the finding of a new study out of New Zealand. While the fact that many people are retired at this age and may feel happier due to this stage of their life, satisfaction with our bodies in particular as found to increase with age.
Details of this published research, shared in The Guardian, reveal that men’s body confidence remains stable, but its iwomen’s confidence in their body that sees an uptick as we age. And in fact, our overall happiness appears to grow until we reach our peak in our 80s, which author Daniel Levitin delves into in is book The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist’s Guide to Ageing Well.
For more on the survey that explored body confidence levels, and some inferences made based on these findings, learn more here.