Being Over 60 Is the Best


Five Reasons Why Being Over 60 Is the Best

When both of my parents turned 60, I was only 24. To be honest, at the time they seemed ancient! Neither one of them exercised, to speak of, nor did they particularly watch what they ate. Both of them died from heart disease; my dad died of a heart attack at 67, while my mom died from a stroke at 86.

At 61 years of age, I think I have good physical and mental health. I really try to take care of myself because I don’t want what happened to my parents to happen to me, if I can help it. I exercise and I watch what I eat in an attempt to keep serious heart issues from developing until I am much older than I am now.

Today, as the saying goes, “60 is the new 40!” In other words, people who are 60 now are generally healthier and in better physical condition than 60-year-olds were in previous generations. As a result of recent studies, some scientists argue that being 60 today should be considered “middle-aged” as opposed to being “really old” or “ancient” as I once thought!

So, here are my top five reasons why being 60 is the best:

1. Freedom

Since my husband and I have good pensions and stable investments, we no longer have to work for a living unless we really want to. We can decide whether we want to be completely retired, or work part-time.

We can decide at the last minute if we want to go away for a few days during the middle of the week. We can decide to jump in the car, at 6 p.m. any day of the week, and go out to dinner and a movie. If we want to stay home, sleep in and spend the whole day in our pajamas, we can do that too.

We have no one to answer to but ourselves!