By now, most of us have seen Tina Knowles Lawson living her best life all over Instagram and looking amazing doing it. The businesswoman and mother to Beyonce and Solange, believe it or not, is in her 60s and there’s no denying that she is doing a lot of things right.
The truth of the matter is that you can be sexy at any age, but it’s not enough just to look good – you have to feel good as well. We talked with a handful of experts on various topics and gathered their best tips and advice on what it takes to live a happy, healthy and full life well into your 60s and beyond and jam-packed it all into one article.
Here’s what the experts had to say:
1. Get plenty of rest.
“Getting good quality sleep is important for well-being as we age. There is a myth out there that you need less sleep as you age. This is not true. Adults at any age need 6-8 hours of sleep every day. Sleep gives the body the chance to rest and recharge. As you get older, your stamina declines so getting quality sleep becomes all the more important to preserve your level of activity.” – Dr. Bola Oyeyipo, a family physician in San Antonio, Texas and co-founder of Healthgist.com
2. Exercise regularly.
“Regular exercise helps to keep the heart healthy and lowers your risk for cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks. Exercise also helps with maintaining bone density thereby reducing your risks for falls and fractures; both of which can reduce your level of function. Exercise also brings about a release of endorphins in the brain, which creates a sense of well-being and improves the mood.” – Dr. Oyeyipo