We need to be creative

Creativity is vital to thrive as we grow older.

What impact does that have on you? Do you see yourself as a creative person or do you think you lack any signs of this?
So let us look at some of the key suggestions from an article by Stan Goldberg – Four Creativity Strategies to Recharge an Aging Brain
First, creativity does not mean being an artist. We dont need to produce a work of art. Adapting a recipe can still build new neural connections.
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Are you a late bloomer – be inspired by these women

I’ll be 62 late August, and still have lots of energy, and enthusiasm for life. I’m only just beginning! My life so far has brought me to where I am today.

Never think you are too old; there are plenty of inspirational people out there. Yesterday I saw an article in The Washington Post

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10,000 Steps A Day? How Many You Really Need To Boost Longevity

New research shows that daily light walking is important for maintaining health as you age. But if you can’t hit 10,000 steps, don’t worry.
There’s nothing magical about the number 10,000.
In fact, the idea of walking at least 10,000 steps a day for health goes back decades to a marketing campaign launched in Japan to promote a pedometer. And, in subsequent years, it was adopted in the U.S. as a goal to promote good health. It’s often the default setting on fitness trackers, but what’s it really based on?
“The original basis of the number was not scientifically determined,” says researcher I-Min Lee of Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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A Doctor Speaks Out About Ageism In Medicine

A Doctor Speaks Out About Ageism In Medicine

Society gives short shrift to older age. This distinct phase of life doesnt get the same attention thats devoted to childhood. And the special characteristics of people in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond are poorly understood.
Medicine reflects this narrow-mindedness. In medical school, physicians learn that people in the prime of life are normal and scant time is spent studying aging. In practice, doctors too often fail to appreciate older adults unique needs or to tailor treatments appropriately.
Imagine a better way. Older adults would be seen as different than, not less than. The phases of later life would be mapped and expertise in aging would be valued, not discounted.
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