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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

[Aging] is the outcome of survival...

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” ― Robert Frost There really is a fountain of youth. It is contained within your mind, and resides with your talents, and the creativity you bring to life. “The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.” ― Dante Alighieri

[Old]...Bold and Positive

''Nobody's gettin' any younger!'' Positive aging is adopting a positive view of aging as a healthy, normal part of life. And it's the mindset that you will do whatever is needed in order to continue doing the things that you love and are important to you as you age. A recent study at Yale University showed that people who saw growing older as something positive lived an average of 7.5 years longer than those who dreaded it.

Ages to Come

“Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.” ― Terry Pratchett I look in the mirror and see a worn reflection, some wrinkles and some gray hair, but they are nothing. I am the same boy my mother used to kiss. “Age is a hell of a price to pay for wisdom” ― George Carlin