As we age, it’s common to wonder how we can maintain our youthful spirit and energy.
Who better to turn to for advice than those who have already surpassed the age of 60? With decades of life experience, over 60s have learned a thing or two about staying young at heart and in body.
In an effort to understand the age-defying secrets of over 60s one Reddit user took to the online forum to ask, “what do you do to stay ‘young’?”
From mental and physical health tips to lifestyle habits, numerous over 60s shared the myriad of ways they manage to stay vibrant, active, and happy well into their golden years.
One individual over 60 managed to maintain their youthful spirit by eliminating challenging individuals from their life.
“I eliminated all toxic people that wore me down and now I feel years younger,” they responded.
Another commenter attested that staying youthful at heart was achievable through exercise and keeping oneself occupied.
“Walk, yoga, probably should do more. But mostly try to keep busy, don’t sit if you can stand, don’t stand if you can walk, keep your mind open to new ideas and don’t just sit in front of the tv,” they said.
One respondent provided practical advice not only to prevent wrinkles but also to alleviate some of the discomforts that may accompany ageing.
“Smoking will cause a LOT of wrinkles. The way to avoid wrinkles – don’t smoke, sun protection, and don’t gain/lose a lot of weight,” they wrote.
“I have knee problems, I do knee exercises every day. Ditto for back problems. If I miss a few days of exercise, I know it (mid 60’s here). Also core exercises will help a lot more than Kegels with urinary leakage. Lastly, don’t feel bad about getting older. It’s a privilege denied to many.”
While taking care of the physical is important in order to remain feeling young, one over 60 extolled the values of looking after the mind as well.
“Keep using my body. Have a reasonably positive outlook toward life. Try to be open to new experiences within reason,” they said.
“I like to design, build and troubleshoot electronics stuff. I like to volunteer at an animal shelter. It keeps me socially-involved with real people and makes me feel good.”
Age is just a number, and the seniors who shared their secrets have proven that it’s possible to stay young at heart regardless of how many candles are on your birthday cake.
Whether you’re approaching your golden years or just looking for some inspiration, their tips and insights can be a valuable resource.
By implementing some of the tips and tricks they’ve shared, you too can enjoy a fulfilling and youthful life.
Remember to take care of your body and mind, stay active, and never stop learning. With the right mindset and a bit of effort, you can embrace the joys of life at any age.
After all, life is a journey, and with the right mindset and habits, it can be a beautiful one at any age.