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“HEALTHY AGING”

ROUGHLY EIGHT IN 10 AMERICANS BELIEVE THEY OVERVALUE LOOKING YOUTHFUL, ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH. 

A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY ONEPOLL ON BEHALF OF GREAT LAKES WELLNESS COLLAGEN ASKED 2,000 ADULTS AGES 25 AND UP ABOUT GETTING OLDER.

THEY FOUND THREE IN FOUR RESPONDENTS BELIEVE THERE’S A NEGATIVE BIAS AROUND AGING OR THE PERCEPTION OF BEING OLD (77%) – SO MUCH SO THAT SIX IN 10 AMERICANS EVEN AVOID SHARING THEIR AGE TO AVOID BEING “JUDGED” (61%).

AND SOCIAL MEDIA CERTAINLY DOESN’T HELP, WITH NEARLY EIGHT IN 10 (77%) SHARING THAT FILTERS SEND THE WRONG MESSAGE ABOUT PHYSICAL APPEARANCES.

FORTUNATELY, MOST HAVE ALSO SEEN AREAS OF THEIR LIVES IMPROVE WITH AGE (71%), SUCH AS CONFIDENCE (49%), THEIR SENSE OF SELF (45%) AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH FAMILY MEMBERS (44%).

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