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I read the AARP Community posts.   Drink coffee and eat chocolate cake.   Pull my pants up high and complain about the government.   Smiley Happy

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I run about an hour most mornings unless it's raining or I haven't yet recovered from yesterday's activities.
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Get a dog!  Paper train him/her for the days when the weather is inclement, but on every other day go outside and walk!  The exercise will do you both a world of good.  You will meet dog owners and other people who will stop and chat with you. Walk your dog twice a day.  Your dog will be a great and responsive companion for you, unlike the grouchy cat.  You will be astonished at how much better you will feel.

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I live by the words of baseball player Chili Martin who said "Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional." And I don't read any of those stupid lists that tell you what you should and shouldn't do/wear/eat after a certain age.

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I play football and soccer with the grandkids and ride my bike around the neighborhood every day, weather permitting.

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Could you feel 40 in the morning and 70 at night.  Or is it the other way around.  The other day I felt good until I fixed it.  Phone calls make a big difference in my life.  I don't answer telemarketers, thanks to caller id but sometimes they're legit and mean much.  My therapist thinks I isolate and maybe I do. Travel doesn't interest me.  I'll go to the library, a senior center and swim 3 times a week.  The rest of the time I'm home and the walls really close in.  I hear far too seldom from family and sometimes I feel I'm intruding if I call them.  I have a cat but he's grouchy and doesn't say much.  Sometimes I wonder if he's depressed.

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I try and not sit too long either. Keep moving!

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If you don't have grandkids, like me, volunteer and become part of a youth group. Mine is Girl Scouts. I've taught many of my skills to girls through earning badges, preparing for and leading community activities, preparing for and sorting cookies to go to troops during cookie sales, and I help at Day Camp every summer. Did you know Dads and Granddads can become part of Girl Scouts? In my service area, we have a grandfather who is the troop leader and is a member of our Service Unit managrment team. Most importantly, the girls LOVE haveing "grandparents" participate in their activities. Many of girls only see their grandparent(s) once a year and usually at Christmas time or during the summer. This is true for many youth groups. Everyone has talents, skills and knowledge they can share with our young people.

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I do many of the same activities I enjoyed while I was younger. Age should never be a deterent!!! Dancing (I switched from salsa to argentine tango...joining several teams--even performing at the 20th anniversary of Nora's Tango Week San Francisco recently). The gym. I'm working to build muscle again. By modifying my exercises, yet pushing the weight training, I'm achieving success. And I help weight train other ladies older than me. Also, I found a superb kinesiologist specialist chiropractor to keep my body aligned properly. I'm also trained as a yoga instructor (gentle form) and massage therapist while holding down a full time job. Keeping busy and active keeps you young!

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Stay young?  It won't happen so it's easier to ignore the number and enjoy life as it is now.  I'm finishing my thesis for a PhD in botanical medicine.  I still walk, run, and swim, and for my birthday my husband ordered us new electric bikes, so I'll be able to pedal like on a regular bike, but when I need help going up a steep hill I'll be able to turn on the engine for pedal-power. We have a small farm with chickens, goats and two large dogs, plus fruit trees, other trees, and gardens.  I take care of it all, including trimming trees and shoveling animal enclosures.  I've had a major health problem since childhood which I tend to as necessary and try to go on with my life.  Socializing at the local library with people of all ages is important to me, too, as is keeping in touch with my family and having penpals all over the world.  So what's age?  It's number so the census bureau can keep track of the population.  What's age to me?  A number.  That number slid up to 78 years at the end of July with a chocolate cake to help me celebrate.  I'll always be young as long as my brain ignores the number and enjoys what I can do and what I have at the moment. 

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