Advertisement

What are the steps to successful aging?

The humorist in me has a very simple answer: keep getting older. The longer you live the more successful you are at aging. If you are concerned about aging well, than taking care of your health when you are younger is important. Eat healthy, exercise, find ways to decrease stress, and maintain a healthy outlook on life. Life is hard, it throws us curve balls we are not expecting. How we deal with those hard times affects our ability to age well. Laugh, find humor in events even when they may be difficult, concentrate on the positive events in your life rather than the negative, and take care of your health. There are many things you can do in life to give it meaning, find what works for you. Maintain a good support system, don't hold on to grudges, give of yourself to others. No matter how old you are, remember that you are valuable to those around you. I could go on, but I think you get the idea that maintaining a positive attitude and finding ways of maintaining meaning in your life are two of the most important ingredients to successful aging.

Dr. Oz explains anti-aging tips in this video from Discovery Health.

 

Continue Learning about Healthy Aging

The B Vitamin Anyone Over Age 40 Needs to Take
The B Vitamin Anyone Over Age 40 Needs to Take
From promoting healthy hair and nails to improving memory to boosting immunity, the vitamin B complex—the eight B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9...
Read More
How does having an education affect the way I age?
Dr. Michael Roizen, MDDr. Michael Roizen, MD
Going to school and learning make you younger. People who are better educated tend to stay young...
More Answers
How does keeping an active mind affect aging?
Dr. Michael Roizen, MDDr. Michael Roizen, MD
Become a lifelong learner. People with higher levels of education and those who continue to be i...
More Answers
If Alzheimer's Disease Is Incurable, Can We Delay Its Onset?
If Alzheimer's Disease Is Incurable, Can We Delay Its Onset?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.