My Top Anti-Aging Habits

With the passing of my 63rd birthday this past Friday, I was pondering the common narrative surrounding aging. The idea that once we hit a certain age “it’s all downhill” from there. We have been trained to expect a physical decline, cognitive decline, sexual decline, and more as the years pass. But I’d like to rewrite that script. Redefine what it means to age.

In my mind, it means a renewed sense of vibrancy, purpose, spontaneity, and mental clarity. It’s a time where we can take our years of experience and truly create the life of our dreams with agile bodies and sharp minds. With that said, here are just a few of the key things I do regularly to keep my mind and body in peak physical condition.

  • Safe Sun Exposure (daily)

  • 20 minutes minimum of sun exposure to support healthy hormone and vitamin D production.

  • Sleep Hygiene

  • No cell phone two hours before bed

  • Power down all Wi-Fi at night

  • Consistent sleep and wake schedule, even during weekends

  • No light exposure in the bedroom while sleeping

  • Emotional Well-Being

  • Meditation & affirmations (every morning)

Full-Being health is absolutely essential when it comes to aging gracefully and maintaining exuberance. This is why I focus on maintaining not just physical health, but mental and emotional health as well. For those feeling disheartened at the general outlook on aging, let’s redefine it together. After all, aging doesn’t lead to inactivity and loss of vibrancy, rather, inactivity and loss of vibrancy lead to aging. Your Partner in Health, Dr. Connealy