It need not take a lot of effort. John Morley, M.D., director of the division of geriatric medicine at Saint Louis University outlines a ten-step program to improve quality of life as we age.
He suggests little changes that involve good eating, such as
including dark chocolate in your diet, drinking wine, socializing,
adding simple exercises, fidgeting in your office chair to burn
calories, spending time walking from your car to the store rather
than driving to find a close parking space, working in your garden,
taking the stairs instead of the elevator or going dancing once a
week. I already socialize, drink wine, and eat chocolate, but
need to practice fidgeting a bit more.