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How to Stay Healthy and Age Well

by Michael Corthell Most of us are not a fan of old age — losing our youthfulness, developing wrinkles and facing health problems that are inevitable as we grow older can be unsettling. The fear of growing old, only becomes a problem when it becomes persistent, irrational and chronic — a kind of phobia. ''You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.''    —George Bernard Shaw The common thread in all phobias is anxiety. Worrying about what will happen. Anxiety concerning old age is difficult to manage, since we can see it's effects first hand — we are constantly reminded.  We have all seen loved ones become unable to care for themselves or falling down breaking a hip. We have all witnessed the acute and chronic illnesses that come with aging. ''Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be...''  —Robert Browning Let's look at ways to make the best of it and worry about a whole lo