Why Creative People Age Better

While there have long been indications that people who express their creative talents tend to do better in areas of health, scientists have previously struggled to find definitive connections between the two. While some great artistic geniuses died at a younger than average age, experimentation, openness to new ideas, and flexibility in dealing with changes are the essence of creativity, and also the crucial ingredients for healthy cognitive aging. Even just loving to read, attending art performances, and keeping stimulating social ties can yield enormous benefits.

Huffington Post Canada, July 26, 2014

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