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Age Is Really Just A Number

Age Is Really Just A Number

The other day I happened to see a video clip of an 84 year old woman who was surfing in Brazil.  When I thought about aging and my idea of what being 84 might be like, surfing was definitely part of my initial perception.

This made me start to wonder – is age really just a number?

In actual fact your age is really just a number – and there is some research to support it.  

In an article published by The Association for Psychological Science they stated that how young or old someone feels has a large influence on both their overall health and how others see them.

So just to prove this point – here are examples of some amazing older people who realize that their age is really just a number;

Here is a 93 year old man who followed through on his commitment to his deceased wife and went skydiving to raise money for charity…

And an 88 year old swing dancer… (as you watch – remind yourself she’s 88!)

And a 92 year old yoga teacher;

I think one of the things I’m learning is that we shouldn’t let our age determine our destiny.  We really are in fact only as old as we believe we are!

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Susan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore. Being a Boomer herself, Susan loves to discover and share ways to live life to the fullest. She shares her experiences, observations and opinions on living life after 50 and tries to embrace Booming Encore's philosophy of making sure every day matters.