We have always been told of the benefits of staying in the present and focusing the mind on one task.
New research has added one more dimension to the benefit of staying in the present, and its connection with ageing.
When one stays in the present, it is certainly considered a sign of being emotionally well.
Telomeres, which are caps on the ends of DNA, are biological pointers of general and cellular aging.
As we age, telomere length tends to shorten. Scientists found that those who are focused have longer telomeres.
"In our healthy sample, people who report being more engaged in their current activities tend to have longer telomeres. We don't yet know how generalizable or important this relationship is," researchers said.