Simple Steps for Staying Young in the New Year

People always ask me how I stay young and active. Here are a few tips that have worked for me:

1. Work hard

2. set goals

3. persistently strive to realize your goals

4. do not allow aggravations to upset you;

5. exercise daily;

6. eat fruits and vegetables;

7. maintain friendships;

8. continue to work or volunteer;

9. respect the opinions of others, especially when they differ from your own points of view;

10. let your experiences broaden your ability to think outside the box 

11. listen to your body;

12. listen to others with appreciation;

13. relax with your favorite books;

14. be positive;

15. be hopeful; and

16. find occasions to laugh.

Remember: “Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and you cry alone.”

Dr. Lillian Hinds is 91 years young. A retired professor, she lives at the Alcazar in the Cedar Fairmount neighborhood. 

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 10:54 AM, 12.18.2009