Through a bit of luck and a complete lack of planning, I am about that age. I did keep somewhat active and did not gain too much weight. The title of this article felt kind of weird, though. The doctor was right. By this age, a person is pretty much set in their ways and shouldn’t have others take away their only joys in life. But everyone is different. We live in The Villages, FL where they have a 4-hr concert and dancing on the square every day. I told the lady sitting next to me that it was my birthday. She asked “How old”. I said 71. She said that she was 90 and got up to join the line dancers. My wife and I dance about 2 hours most days, more fun than exercising.