I often ask my happy, healthy older clients what their secret is.
Do you know what the answer most often is? Walking.
It’s true: my clients who remain healthy and active (and at home) the longest are those who have a regular, daily habit of walking. Some of them walk around the block a few times a day, others are walking 3 miles a day.
I bet in addition to the good workout they are getting, they are also benefiting from the social aspects of walking with friends or seeing neighbors, and the fresh air and sunshine that our bodies need.
(Other tips my clients have given me: practicing forgiveness, being kind to other people and having a small glass of wine a few times a week during a good card game.)