"Old age ain't no place for sissies," H. L. Mencken proclaimed.
We all want to be energetic and pain-free for our whole lives, but just watching how older people walk down the street (or are pushed in a wheelchair) is a reminder of how differently people age.
Some people look great and move easily; other people who are about the same age are obviously frail.
One of my happiness-project resolutions is to take steps now that will lay the groundwork for my life decades from now. Studies show that even modest changes can have a dramatic effect on health and longevity.
Here are six tips I follow that will, I hope, set me up to be strong and healthy in my old age:
1. Exercise regularly. There are different theories to explain why aerobic exercise promotes brain regeneration and wards off decline, but for whatever reason, it does have that effect.Read More »from Six tips for preparing yourself for a vigorous, healthy old age