6 things you should know about life after 60 

So, you’re turning 60. You’re entering the first “senior decade” of your life, with bus passes, discounts, and the glimpse of retirement around the corner. While reaching 60 is an important milestone, it might also feel a little daunting. Everyone ages differently, but most people will start to see and feel some changes both physically and mentally as they enter this next phase of life. So what’s to be expected, and what can you do to stay healthy and happy in your sixties and beyond?

1. The little things don’t matter

It’s a cliche, but sweating the small stuff won’t get you anywhere. Try to let go of small grievances with family and friends – life really is too short to hold a grudge. You’ll find yourself feeling a lot mentally lighter once you learn to focus on the bigger picture.

2. Your lifestyle catches up with you

While aging affects everyone differently, the way you lived your life when you were younger will have an impact on the way your body ages. With that being said, if you’re a smoker, it’s never actually too late to quit smoking – research shows that quitting the habit at 60 can add an extra three years to your life.

3. Sex after 60 keeps the fire alive

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t age out of sex. In fact, sex in your sixties and beyond can be just as fun and fulfilling as it was in your twenties – albeit a little different. While it’s common to find that it becomes harder to get and maintain an erection, there are a number of solutions that can help keep you up when you need to be.

4. You’ll never regret taking time off to spend with your loved ones 

One thing you won’t regret when you look back on your younger years? Taking time off work, and spending quality time with family and friends. You don’t need to jet off on a far-flung holiday, either. Dedicated time with your loved ones at home is just as valuable – if not more so.

5. Your immune system will need an extra boost 

As you get older, your immune system will gradually weaken. There are a few things you can do to keep it working as it should, such as cutting down on alcohol, staying active, getting plenty of sleep, taking supplements, and staying up to date with your flu vaccines.

6. Your 60’s are the best decade to take control of your health

You’ve made it to 60, so now’s the time to properly take care of yourself. Eat a balanced diet, exercise in a way that feels good, check your bloods on a regular basis, and don’t skip doctor’s appointments; looking after your health and wellbeing will see you through plenty more years to come!

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Author: Emily Cameron, Content Lead at Numan
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29th Jun 2021
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The best thing about being 67 is I don’t have to be lectured to by so called experts. I still have a working brain and I know what best for me! This piece reminds me of Jackie mag when I was a teenager. Phfffftttt

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