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Joyful Ageing: Exercise And Mobility

Our brain shrinks as we age, and exercise prevents that from happening as fast as it would if one was living a sedentary life.

Apart from better brain health and healthier heart, exercising provides joy by releasing dopamine inside our brain and body. We need to take care of our bodies, as it is the only thing that will last us our lifetime.

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Attending cultural events, social activities church, movies, sporting events, or cards is said to decrease the mortality rate among senior citizens.

Ageing has often been associated with negative tropes, like calling the empty home(due to the children going away to start their own life) an empty nest.

We are always as young as we would ever be in the course of our lives.

We have mistakenly made ageing, a natural process, into a battle, something that we have to defeat and conquer.

Older adults are not that good with technology, and that leads to an increased feeling of disconnection, and even doubt and disempowerment.

An intriguing experiment called the Time Warp involves being in a special zone where everything is as it was a few decades ago. Gadgets, furniture, news and sports, photos and surroundings, all create an illusion of being in a different era, like the 70s.

Seeking out experiences of awe and wonder, like a long stroll in nature, can increase our happiness levels. Smiling more often and more intensely has the same positive effect on older adults.

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