Younger folks want to live as long as possible. But, as you age, your perspective about life will start to change with each passing year. Eventually, you will come to realize that it’s not just the number of years in your life, but the quality of the life you lead within those years.
It can get old hearing exhortation after exhortation about exercising. In fact, it’s almost as exhausting reading or hearing about it as doing it. After all, isn’t it just too late at this point?
Do you ever stroll through a garden or a forest in springtime, with the sun shining down upon you, and you almost “see” the greens spring up before your eyes?
Here’s the thing about striving to get fit or lose weight after 60: As you run around spending wheelbarrows full of money on ab devices and diet plans that end up in the garage under an inch-thick pile of dust, you usually end up right back where you started.
If you’re looking for a new fitness mantra for your weekly workouts, you may want to consider “cross-training.”
In my former career, I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford University and author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.
We all want to maintain our health and age well. Whilst energy levels can dip and dive, did you know that vitality will always sustain you?
I’m nearly 70, and I figure I’ve spent over 203,000 hours of my life snoozing. That’s 8,500 24-hour days, 1200 weeks, 300 months, or 25 solid years of sleep. Call me Rip Van Winkle. I’ve loved every minute of it.
Is sitting the new smoking?
A 2014 article in the New York Times described research by Dr. Levine of Mayo Clinic identifying sitting as a “lethal” activity with many of the same health consequences as smoking. That led to headlines such as “Sitting Is the New Smoking,” and a public health push to get moving more throughout the day.
You have probably found that after reaching 60 you have a little more time to do things you have always wanted to do but never got around to pursuing. Many of us have more time for family, friends, hobbies, travel, and other pleasures.