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Researchers at Northwestern University recently reported their studies proved that excess inactivity, especially among retirees, can shorten lifespans by ten percent or more. Hey, seasoned citizens, so far, you’ve made it past the half century and beyond in good shape. Now do some smart and frequent moves to keep it going.

We suggest the most obvious way to stop sitting around watching endless TV commercials or feeling sorry for your aching, aging self. Grab some clothes, pack a bag and roam the world by sky, sea and/or sedan.

Dylan Thomas may have said it best. Before he drank himself to death at age 39, he summed it up for seniors:
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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