With Jack Braille, Dalida, Michelle Jonas, Franোয়াois Hardy … French music is full of music that celebrates childhood. And if, for one summer, you tried Rediscover this negligence ? That’s both Good for morale and health ! Indeed, there is now plenty of scientific evidence that People who feel younger than their chronological age are generally healthier than others. A new study shows that the elderly Recover quickly from a fracture or stroke (Stroke) when they really feel younger than them.

Stroke, Fracture: Feeling young helps you to recover faster

Researchers from Bar-Ilan University in Israel have followed suit 194 patients aged 73 to 84 years. Everyone was going through rehabilitation after an osteoporotic fracture or stroke, two frequent events that led to a loss of autonomy in the elderly. Scientists have asked about them Their thematic age (How young they thought) Their feelings and experiences. Their functional independence was assessed by the nursing staff at the time of admission and then at the time of discharge.

“The effect of subjective age on admission to functional independence during discharge was confirmed,” said Amit Srira, a professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, who led the study with Professor Ehud Bodner. “However, the opposite effect – functional independence at the time of admission to the thematic age at discharge – has not been confirmed. It supports the finding that a young identity is an important psychological structure that contributes to a more successful rehabilitation.

Scientists have shown that Thematic age was the strongest predictor of rehabilitation outcomesPatients are both stronger in terms of their chronological age and their chronic health condition.

So to stay as young as possible, make room for ideas to return to childhood this summer!

Looking at the stars through binoculars

Take advantage of hot summer nights to see them and dream of the distant world … Can you find the Big Dipper?


Campfire, barbecue … Finish your meal by frying marshmallow in your spit? Guaranteed effect!

Close-up of a sand castle on a beach sand and toy shovel of different colors

Put down books and magazines and start building a sand castle.

Colored popsicle ice cream on a turquoise wood background

Take advantage of a walk in the park to enjoy a fruit and water ice cream stick just like your memory.

Young woman with popcorn watching movies in open air, close-up space for text

Outdoor cinema is always a special experience, with a festive, friendly and cozy atmosphere! If there is no session around your home, you can always arrange one in your garden, if you have a projector. And most importantly, don’t forget popcorn.

Happy friends fighting with water guns - youth, summer lifestyle and holiday ideas

Hot weather is an excuse for a water war like the old days! On the other hand, it is better to go to the sea or river to avoid wastage of drinking water at home.

Daisy chain bracelet

Make yourself comfortable in a park and take advantage of the flowers around you to create jewelry: bracelets, necklaces, flower crowns …

Many generations are playing football in the garden together

Dodgeball, small football, tomato game … take a morning to play your childhood game.

Joie de vivre: 10 ways to get back to childhood this summer

No need to go far, you can set up a tent in the garden to spend a night under the stars and wake up in the first rays of the sun.

Joie de vivre: 10 ways to get back to childhood this summer

Practically, you can take it everywhere in the park or on the beach.


Daphne Magda Kalir et al, Feeling Younger, Better Rehabilitation: The Mutual and Mediating Impact of Subjective Age and Functional Independence in Osteoporotic Fractures and Stroke Patients, Gerontology (2022).

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