What’s the secret to a long, happy and healthy life? There’s no doubt that genes play a role, but scientists say that a mere 10 per cent of ageing is down to genetics.
The other 90 per cent, it seems, is down to lifestyle.
That’s good news, as it means we all have the potential to become super-agers — those lucky people between 80 and 100 years old who are apparently immune to the woes of old age, remaining just as sharp and active as those who are even decades younger.
But how exactly can you age-proof your life? That’s what the Mail set out to discover, talking to top experts and looking at the latest research.
Today we look at the importance of sleep and a positive mental attitude — and Dr Max Pemberton reveals how you can think like a super-ager . . .