Living in Denver for the last (can it be?) 39 years, has shown me a lot about how I, and my clients & friends age. The included chart is a great summary of the events, health-wise, that might be indicators of our progression through life.
Knowing the physical aspects of aging can help you better understand and serve those
above 50 in your life. The good news is that, in absence of disease, normal aging can be a rather benign process. Genetic and environmental as well as lifestyle factors determine how we age. There’s good news about aging. A long life span provides the benefit of a greater perspective on life, self-knowledge, and a new depth to our gratitude. We also become less concerned with what others think about us, except for our physical appearance.
Many life decisions – marriage, child rearing, career, retirement – are settled and are no longer worries. Some might say a pleasure of “settling scores” comes from living well and “outliving those who were mean to us”. Respect for one’s own experiences, feelings, and opinions all contributes to successful aging as does respect for the body through daily exercise and a healthy diet. And we all know, Denver is one of the healthiest cities in America.
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