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Power Aging

Who says you can’t get better with age? All you need is a little foresight, the right attitude, and the will to do the work.

Update 2005: When we published our “Power Aging” issue in July/August 2004, you gave us the double-thumbs-up: That issue, like this one, featured vital-aging advocate and model Cindy Joseph (seen above) on the cover — and that cover turned out to be our best-selling to date. The issue also included our most frequently requested reprint: this feature article on “power aging.” It offers up sage advice for staying fit at all ages, but the bottom-line advice is this: Start exercising now, and never stop. This is not a fitness article for old people, but for all people who want to age well and feel great while they’re doing it. While most health and fitness magazines out there are written for women in their 20s and early 30s, we have a broad reader base of men and women whose ages span six decades. That’s why we’re dedicated to delivering articles that help everyone live healthy, happy, for real — no matter what his or her age or gender.

Click here for the full version of this story. For more ideas on how to enjoy a long, healthy life, check out “Ageless Vitality” (July/August 2002) and “Getting Younger” (September/October 2003).

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Resources

Web
The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara: A training ground where leaders and professionals can learn how to sustain resilience, future vision, and renewal within themselves and the environments in which they live and work.www.hudsoninstitute.com

BreakAway: Midlife triathlete Tony Schiller’s Web site. www.breakawayresults.com

Omega: Retreat centers dedicated to exploring, teaching and embracing new ideas. www.eomega.org

International Council on Active Aging: Dedicated to changing the way people age. www.icaa.cc

American Association of Retired People: Information on everything from investing, to fitness, to education, to health insurance and policy. www.aarp.org/health-active

Books
Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life by George E. Vaillant, MD (Little, Brown and Company, 2002).

Connect: 12 Vital Ties That Open Your Heart, Lengthen Your Life, and Deepen Your Soul by Edward M. Hallowell, MD (Pocket Books, 2001)

Life Launch: A Passionate Guide to the Rest of Your Life by Frederick M. Hudson and Pamela McLean (Hudson Press, 2000)

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp (Simon and Schuster, 2003)

Gary Null’s Power Aging by Gary Null, PhD (New American Library, 2003)

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