About on health and Health goal #1: Age gracefully.
“I want to love my 50s the way I loved my 30s and 40s.” - @desertdogsx3 on Instagram
That old adage tells us that age is nothing but a number—but if you’re over 50 and starting to spot fine lines, realizing you can’t hit the gym as hard as you used to, and experiencing symptoms of menopause, you might beg to differ. But bear in mind there are also beautiful things about growing older. In fact, the vast majority of Prevention readers we surveyed—age 40 and older—report feeling happier, more confident, and less stressed than they did 20 years ago. So there are plenty of reasons to embrace your fifth (and sixth, and seventh…) decade of life—and you have every right to love it just as much as decades past!
Take your cue from 64-year-old Karen Smith, who—upon retirement—decided to travel North America in a van with her dog. “You might be surprised at what you can learn and discover on your journey,” she says.
Then there’s Shellie Edington, who, at 52, went from not being able to do a single push-up to winning the CrossFit games.
Looking for more guidance on embracing your age? Here’s what Kathie Lee and Hoda told Prevention’s editor-in-chief about how they aim to age gracefully—and gratefully—every day