It's true! You're only as old as you feel

Damian Wilson

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You're only as young as you feel is one of those over-used axioms that trip lightly of the tongue but if the results of a study out today are anything to go by, it might actually be true.

Because the research has found that many of those traditionally treated as old, that is those aged over 65, are behaving in reality more like we'd expect from those in middle-age.

As the report by the City Bridge Trust declared: '75 is the new 65'.