For some older adults, thoughts about health and aging begin each day after a poor night's sleep is interrupted by an alarm clock that prompts a creaky-kneed morning walk to the medicine cabinet for the daily ritual of trying to remember (some days more successfully than others) which medications should be taken when.
Others may worry about the state of their health and how it will affect -- or be affected by -- the state of their finances. Or they may be concerned about extending their longevity, maintaining youthful energy levels or delaying the visual signs of aging.
These are all valid concerns, and fortunately, we live in an age when great strides are being made in the understanding of health, aging and longevity. So before we spend another night in bed staring at the ceiling and bemoaning the passage of time, we should keep in mind that there are some factors that benefit our health and wellbeing as we get older.
We've found several benefits to your health with the passage of time. Keep reading to find out what they are.