With advances in medicine, more people than ever are living longer, making graceful aging increasingly essential. Instead of worrying about keeping up an appearance that you once had as you age gracefully should become your goal – focus on being healthy both physically and mentally in your golden years instead.
Staying physically strong as you age requires regular physical activity. Aim to fit 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic exercise such as brisk walking and two days of strength training into your week by joining a fitness class, participating in community events like cycling, swimming, pickleball or gardening activities or joining social clubs dedicated to senior care. Plus you’ll be making friends!
Make sure to visit your healthcare provider regularly for checkups – not only to stay current on vaccinations, but also so they can detect any potential health issues early and treat them more effectively.
Finding joy and meaning in later life should always be your goal, such as when retired electrical engineer Kirt Spradlin found solace through mountain climbing with his wife Donna; now in their 70s they have scaled Mount Whitney, Kilimanjaro and even trekked to Everest’s base camp! Additionally they created The Red Hat Society as a social group dedicated to women over 50 that meets monthly for social outings.