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I try to hit the gym regularly.   I feel better after I exercise.   I will throw my gym bag in the trunk, so there is no excuse for me not to work out.

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Periodically I do personal training to stay strong and flexible and to be aware of changes and adjustments in my body as I age.  I work out on a regular basis.  The resulting endorphins,serotonin and energy are better than any medication a doctor can prescribe or you can buy.  Is it work?  Yes.  Is it worth it?  YES!!

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Wow. I envy you. Just associating with students of all ages is an education in itself.
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You could say that I’ve dedicated myself to continuous learning. At 55, I earned a Master’s Degree to pursue a new career in education. Twenty years later, I still make a conscious effort to expand my scope by learning new things. I will seize every opportunity to tutor pro bono from grade school kiddos to high school seniors struggling with writing college entrance essays, even ESL adults. What I learn is that continuing education is not all about me because, every time, I find the learning becomes a shared experience. In 1597, Sir Francis Bacon said, “Knowledge itself is power.” With education, one can have complete control over one’s life when using acquired knowledge. 

 

Five years ago, I started a self-publishing book business where I work with new authors to get their books edited, published, and up on Amazon. The benefits that I have enjoyed from my efforts never disappoint. They often spark new ideas and provide even newer opportunities that I can sometimes apply to new situations. In some cases, continuous learning has changed my perspective on things, opened my mind, and allowed me to learn new skills.

 

Continuous learning can be accomplished so simply by just observing, asking questions, getting feedback, playing games, staying updated, listening, reading, working with and helping others. If you are interested in taking a class, many state universities offer free education to persons over 60. In most cases, you can audit any class, which I did when I became interested in watercolors. Some even offer classes for credit. I know of a “senior” who earned a degree at no cost from a state university in Northern Michigan and all she had to do was go and do the work. I applaud schools that embrace senior communities and recognize that there is no age limit or timeline on learning. I encourage YOU to make learning something new every day a priority and own YOUR power. Only you can push yourself to want it.

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Try to stay on top of things.  Read.  A LOT.  Walk.  MUCH.  No longer drive.

Diet could use MUCH improvement.  Socialize as much as people will put up with me.  Try to keep a sense of humor.  Avoid sensitive subjects.  Discuss movies, books.  TRY, TRY, TRY, to give a compliment or two.

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What healthy habit have you started doing as you age?

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Most of know those obvious ones, eat healthy, keep moving - but what other habits have you started?

Share your habits with us!

 

Great article on this at The Girlfriend page - https://www.thegirlfriend.com/health/what-women-who-stay-healthy-as-they-age-do-everyday

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