Whether you’re worried about getting older because you fear slowing down or even death, there are perks — yes, perks — that come with aging. “It sounds cliché, but please don’t forget that with age comes wisdom, experience, often a wider circle of loved ones, and more comfort and security in your sense of self,” wrote Saltz. Getting older may be nonnegotiable, but how you age is certainly able to be altered. Exercise, diet, and financial planning are all things that can make old age a more pleasant experience.
Do you want to know what to expect as you get older? Here are some of the wild things that happen to your body as it ages, plus some things you can do to age successfully.