With the possible exception of supermodel Christie Brinkley, age is catching up with us all. What to do? Celebrate the positives and revel in your age-earned wisdom!
Stay in touch
Connectedness to others is vital for healthy older age, so don’t cut off all your friends and relatives at once! Seriously, make it your business to get together often with your peeps to shoot the breeze, catch a movie or drink fine wine. (Cheap wine works, too!)
2 Stay sharp
Keep up with what’s going on in the world, read a lot, do sudoku, try a cryptic crossword puzzle and become involved in your community. This all helps your brain stay fit and healthy.
3 Be active
Regular exercise is a true tonic for everything from the blues to achy joints and weary bones. It also keeps your weight in check and your heart healthy.
4 Don’t neglect regular health checks
You know the deal with this one: early detection of potential problems can prevent a world of hurt down the line. So don’t play ostrich; keep those appointments.
5 Be kind to your body
Think good nourishing food, lots of water, quality sleep, low stress and not too many vices. (Notice we didn’t say ‘no’ vices!)
6 Laugh and play
Never lose your sense of fun. Life is full of crazy, so you may as well settle back, enjoy the ride and do it with a smile on your face!