With an average U.S. life expectancy of more than 78 years, most of us will technically be past our prime for decades. How well you take care of your body now greatly impacts how well you’ll feel during those years.
As a board-certified internal medicine and geriatric medicine specialist, Steven Rosenthal, M.D., sees many people whose bodies age faster than necessary. But he also sees many others who defy the odds and seem unusually energetic and healthy for their age.
While aging involves a complex interplay of environment, genetics, lifestyle choices and luck, Dr. Rosenthal notes that unusually youthful older people tend to have a few things in common. Follow their example to age well in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.