Look past all the "miracle" anti-aging creams, the gimmicky products designed to hide flabby skin, and other superficial signs of getting older. Forget the stereotype that old age means sitting in a decrepit retirement home with tubes, pills, and lots of nurses. Research has taken aging beyond the shallow and sad and steered it in a whole new direction, toward happiness.
"Old age, in a sense has been cancelled," says Aske Juul Lassen, PhD, from the University of Copenhagen's Center for Healthy Aging. "Today, we are all expected to live active, healthy lives until the day we die—in good health—at the age of 90."
Importantly, the ways we might achieve this lofty goal are becoming more and more accessible. Try these 4 suggestions for keeping your body moving and your happiness quotient high, no matter what your age is.