New research suggests a possible link between a wandering mind and aging. Being present in the moment is considered a sign of emotional and physical w...
“Our attentional state—where our thoughts rest at any moment – turns out to be a fascinating window into our well-being. It may be affected by our emotional state as well as shape our emotional state,” said Elissa Epel, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and lead author on the study in a press release.
“In our healthy sample, people who report being more engaged in their current activities tend to have longer telomeres. We don’t yet know how generalizable or important this relationship is.” Because emotional state and telomere length were assessed together, the researchers say they may be other factors explaining the finding.
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