Golden years

Good Health Choices - - Be Informed -

Forty may be the new thirty, but when it comes to peak self-es­teem, 60 is the golden num­ber. A re­view pub­lished in the jour­nal Psy­cho­log­i­cal

Bul­letin looked at 300 pre­vi­ously pub­lished stud­ies

on self-es­teem and found that it in­creased con­sis­tently

– with a brief plateau in the of­ten awk­ward years of early ado­les­cence – un­til it reached the high­est point at 60. Se­niors can ex­pect to en­joy peak self­es­teem through­out their 60s, be­fore it de­clines slightly in a per­son’s 70s and 80s, then drops a lit­tle more sharply

from 90 on­wards.

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