Mayukh Saha
Mayukh Saha
July 7, 2024 ·  4 min read

13 Things You’re Probably Too Old For Once You’re Over 60

There are some things you should pay more attention to at age 60 if you want to keep up with people under 40. As you get older, knowing what to do and what not to do can help you enjoy those years to the fullest. As much as we like believing that age is just a number, but the reality is that there will be more and more things we will be too old to do, as we age.

1. Eating Without A Care

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As people get older, their metabolisms change. Around age 60, they start to slow down. Taking care of your eating now is a great way to stay healthy for years to come.

2. Traveling Alone

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Exploring new places and going on trips are fun ways to pass the time, but there are some things older people should keep in mind when they travel alone. When seniors travel alone, they can be the target of unwanted attacks. In addition, it might be hard to find and get help quickly in case of a medical situation. If you still want to travel but want to feel a little better, you might want to go on a trip with friends or a travel group.

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3. Stress

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Being stressed out can hurt your body. Over time, the “fight or flight” chemicals that the body releases when it feels anxious can hurt it. However, being too old means it is likelier to cause harm. Find out what’s causing your stress and take steps to limit your exposure to things that make you stressed. You can lower your stress by taking deep breaths, going for walks, doing yoga, or even just talking to a friend or family member.

4. Irregular Sleep

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When you get enough sleep, your brain works better and your quality of life improves. Having a regular bedtime schedule, working out during the day, and not taking naps late in the day can all help you sleep better.

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5. Smoking

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Quitting smoking can be one of the hardest habits to break, but once you do, you’ll notice how much better you feel. Quitting smoking can help right away, especially for older people.

6. Getting Out of Bed Without Worry

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A strong start to the day is good, but easing into it can be good for muscles and joints that are getting older. As we age, our soft tissues get stiffer and harder. When we wake up, our bodies need some time to stretch. Stretching before you start the day could help you feel better in the morning and get your day off to a good start.

7. Sushi

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Fish has a lot of energy and omega-3 fatty acids, but it’s not always a good idea to eat it raw. As you get older, it gets harder to fight off germs, so if you regularly eat sushi, you might want to cut back. Consider being too old for the extravagant food item.

8. Lifting Heavy Weights

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After age 60, getting ripped is no longer the goal. Heavy lifting can be bad for people who are older. Lift just enough to stay strong enough to do daily lifting, not enough to win body-building events.

9. Drinking

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Don’t spend too many hours having fun as you get older. People of all ages should drink less alcohol because it raises the risk of cancer and heart disease. As we get older, there are even more reasons to drink less. As you get older, you may also need to take long-term medications that can combine dangerously with alcohol.

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10. Skipping Workouts

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As people get older, the saying “use it or lose it” comes into play. Working out has a lot of great perks. Working out makes you smarter, stops bone loss, and helps you sleep better. A swim or a walk with friends can be good for you.

11. Not Giving a Thought About Blood Pressure

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Blood pressure is a very important health indicator. For a long time, high blood pressure can make the walls of blood vessels weaker. This makes strokes, heart attacks, and dementia more likely.

12. Skipping Vaccines

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Sadly, getting the flu or pneumonia can send you to the hospital or even kill you. The CDC says that every adult should get a flu shot once a year. The CDC also says that people aged 65 and up should get two doses of the pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine and people aged 50 and up should get two doses of the shingles vaccine.

13. Being Lonely

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Researchers have found that being alone can make older people 50% more likely to develop dementia. When you’re lonely, your body reacts with stress, which can make your immune system weaken and cause inflammation. Spending time with friends and family on a daily basis, joining an activity group, or volunteering are all good ways to fight loneliness. You are too old for loneliness!

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