If you’re in the majority, growing older probably sounds to you like a negative prospect – it means the slow appearance of fine lines, the gradual formation of love handles (and no more fitting into those size 27 jeans), the increasingly frequent aches and pains, the health issues and risks you’ll start to face.
But growing older isn’t all that, and with the added benefit of experience, maturity, wisdom and perspective, you are all the more capable of living well and enjoying your life as you age.
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A version of this article first appeared on www.mountelizabeth.com.sg/healthplus. Health Plus is an online health and wellness web resource developed by Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, Singapore. Health Plus aims to be a source of credible health information, with trustworthy and up-to-date healthcare and medical information that you can rely on.