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Adopting Superhero Behaviors May Improve Quality of Life in Older Age

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Adopting superhero behaviors such as maintaining physical activity and strong social connections may improve health later in life, a University of Queensland study has found.

Researchers compared superhero lifestyles, personality traits and behaviors against healthy aging outcomes, while analyzing 24 Marvel movies released between 2008 and 2021.

Professor Ruth Hubbard, Masonic Chair of Geriatric Medicine at the Centre for Health Services Research, said the study assumed that all Marvel superheroes would age (except for Thor, who has lived for several millennia), and that their aging trajectories would be influenced by modifiable behaviors, much like anyone else ...