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The 7 Biggest Mistakes We Make After 50 (and How to Avoid Them)

OOOOPS photo for AARPI was worried when I turned 50 a few years ago.  Like many of us, I was unsure about the right steps to take for better health, fitness, style . . . everything. Midlife can be a very confusing time, filled with all kinds of change, often making us anxious about our futures. This is the main reason I decided to research and write “The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More.” By zeroing in on the most common challenges and seeking out the guidance from some of the country’s best experts, I took a deep breath, squashed my fears, and dove in.

But, no matter how much information we have at our fingertips, sometimes we keep making the same mistakes (hey, we’re only human!) which only serve to fan the flames of fear. Let’s take a look at some of the most common mistakes men and women make in midlife and what we can do about them:

The last paragraph of my book succinctly sums up my simple philosophy on living a good life after 50, and I’d like to share it with you here:

For the rest of your life: love yourself, love your life, stay as healthy as you can, move your body, be informed, stay engaged, use your mind, keep a handle on your finances, be bold, be brave, walk with confidence, live with style . . . and you will always have the best of everything.

Keep me posted on how you’re doing by subscribing to me on Facebook and “tweeting” me on Twitter  at @BGrufferman.  Check back next week for more tips on living your best life after 50.

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