Modern Aging: How To Become The Older Person You Want To Be

Jul 9, 2019

On this edition of WEMU's Modern Aging, Dr. Theresa Reid talks about the important questions to ask yourself to become the “older person you want to be.”

Dr. Theresa Reid
Credit Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

Dr. Reid's Tips to Becoming "an Old Person-in-Training"

  • Evaluate how you look and feel now (eating habits, exercise routine, etc.).
  • "Imagine" yourself as a older person (if you're lucky, that will come true).
  • Learn to accept that aging is inevitable.
  • Understand that the older you get, the more individualistic you become (all comes from life experiences).
  • Know that getting older is more than just saving your money for retirement.

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