- Publish Date
- Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:49AM
A new study has found the two ages that you are most likely to be at your happiest: 23 years old and 69 years old.
The research surveyed 23,000 German adults between the ages of 17 and 85.
Participants were asked how happy they were with their lives and to predict how they would feel in five years' time.
Five years later, the same people were asked to report their actual life satisfaction.
The study found that life happiness follows a U-shaped curve, peaking at the age of 23 and then again at 69.
The researchers explained that the big difference between the two ages came from young people generally overestimating how happy they would be in five years’ time, whereas older people tended to underestimate, hence the U shape.
But don't allow yourself to focus on these ages too much, as any age can be your happiest. Sleeping well, eating healthily and exercising often will all boost your happiness levels, and you can do these at any age.