Here are 101 superager quotes that will inspire you. And who doesn’t want to be a Superager?
I will admit that I have been researching everything I can to not just live longer but to live younger.
The definition of a “Superager” is someone who is over 65 – yet has the “cognitive skills” of a 25-year-old. I am not there yet, but that sounds good to me.
I’m going to bet that you would like a couple of tips on how you can be a Superager.
Superager Tip 1
Superager Tip 1
“Superagers” share something interesting in common. They keep moving forward. Even when things get tough. They are not only tough mentally but physically tough as well. This from Lisa Feldman Barrett, who is a Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University in Boston.
“Superagers” use the unpleasant feelings associated with effort and strain as a signal to keep going. While others us the same unpleasant feelings as a warning to stop and rest.
“Superagers” get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
During tough times, they keep going, and going, and going. All the time staying hopeful, motivated, productive.
And this applies to workouts too. Superagers push through the discomfort and pain to maintain their strength and physical endurance and strength.
Which neatly brings us to…
Superager Tip 2
Superager Tip 2
This from Dr Joseph Firth at the NICM Health Research Institute. “When taking multiple factors into accounts – such as age, gender, body weight and education – our study confirms that people who are stronger do indeed tend to have better functioning brains.”
The better your muscular strength, the better your brain health.
He goes on to say, “We can see there is a clear connection between muscular strength and brain health.”
Yes, aerobic exercise is good for you but, if you want to keep your mind and body in shape, you should weight train too.
It hardly comes as a surprise that muscle strength improves our cognitive ability.
Your Superager Quote Assignment
If you are ready to join the League of Superagers, I have an assignment for you.
Be sure to work out regularly. And combine aerobics with strength building.
And when you face your next emotional challenge, recognise that each forward step that you take helps you to get through that difficult time.
And each forward step also adds more time to your life!
After all, you are performing the actions of a super-powered “Superager.” You are using those unpleasant feelings as a signal and fuel to keep going, to keep persevering rather than as a signal to stop and rest.
#1 | Few people know how to be old. – François de la Rochefoucauld
#2 | Knowing how to age and not being afraid of aging is very healthy. – Evelyn Lauder
#3 | Aging gracefully means being flexible, being open, allowing change, enjoying change and loving yourself. – Wendy Whelan
#4 | The brutal reality about aging is that it has only an accelerator pedal. We have yet to discover whether a brake exists for people. – Dan Buettner
#5 | Aging is an inevitable process. I surely wouldn’t want to grow younger. The older you become, the more you know; your bank account of knowledge is much richer. – William Holden
#6 | There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. – Sophia Loren
#7 | With age, I am able to appreciate the beauty in small things more than when I was younger perhaps because I pay attention more. I feel myself becoming a part of everything.” —Jane Fonda
#8 | Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi
#9 | People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don’t worry about it. – Jeanne Moreau
#10 | As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
#11-20 | Superager lifestyle quotes
#11 | Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. – Robert Browning
#12 | There’s no such thing as aging, but maturing and knowledge. It’s beautiful, I call that beauty. – Celine Dion
#13 | There are people out there who are older who are cool. I want that. – Billy Corgan
#14 | Courage is when you dare to be yourself, in whatever ways you want to be – to not be afraid, to just do it. – Loung Ung
#15 | You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. – Eleanor Roosevelt
#16 | As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, DO IT. – Margaret Deland
#17 | It took me a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. – Madeleine Albright
#18 | You can live to be a hundred if you give up all things that make you want to live to be a hundred. —Woody Allen
#19 | Look what you’ve already come through! Don’t deny it. Say I’m stronger than I thought I was. – Maya Angelou
#20 | I have chosen to be happy, it’s good for my health – Voltaire
#21-30 | Superager quotes only a few people know
#21 | The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. – Madeleine L’Engle
#22 | When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. – Mark Twain
#23 | I don’t do alcohol anymore – I get the same effect just standing up fast. – Author Unknown
#24 | Old age comes at a bad time. – San Banducci
#25 | The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles. – RalphWaldo Emerson
#26 | Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. – Jennifer Yane
#27 | Aging gracefully means being flexible, being open, allowing change, enjoying change and loving yourself. – Wendy Whelan
#28 | I am getting to an age when I can only enjoy the last sport left. It is called hunting for your spectacles. – Edward Grey
#29 | Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that’ll get you home earlier. – Dan Bennett
#30 | Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs. – Charles Dickens
#31-40 | Superager quotes to reduce stress
#31 | The time to begin most things is ten years ago. – Mignon McLaughlin
#32 | Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. – Anonymous
#33 | To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am. – Bernard Baruch
#34 | Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. – Victor Hugo
#35 | By the time we’ve made it, we’ve had it. – Malcolm Forbes
#36 | Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. – Herbert Asquith
#37 | For the first half of your life, people tell you what you should do; for the second half, they tell you what you should have done. – Richard Needham
#38 | If you can slow the biological process of aging, even a minor slowdown in the rate at which we age yields improvements in virtually every condition of frailty and disability and mortality that we see at later ages. – S. Jay Olshansky
#39 | The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity. – Helen Rowland
#40 | How pleasant is the day when we give up striving to be young – or slender. – William James
#41-50 | Superager quotes to make you feel good
#41 | And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows! – Audrey Hepburn
#42 | Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. ~ Jim Fiebig
#43 | If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you grow old. ~ Ed Howe
#44 | Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. ~ Tom Wilson
#45 | You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. ~ George Burns
#46 | We thought we were running away from the grown-ups, and now we’re the grown-ups. ~ Margaret Atwood
#47 | Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age. ~ Jeanne Moreau
#48 | None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. ~ Henry Thoreau
#49 | Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. – Betty Friedan
#50 | The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy. ~ Helen Hayes
#51-60 | Superager quotes from wise people
#51 | I know for sure that by owning who and what you are, you can step into the fullness of life. —Oprah Winfrey
#52 | Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese. ~ Billie Burke
#53 | It takes a long time to become young. ~ Pablo Picasso
#54 | Youth is a disease from which we all recover. ~ Dorothy Fulheim
#55 | Age holds absolutely no fear for me. There is so much enjoyment ahead. —Penélope Cruz
#56 | We don’t grow older, we grow riper. ~Pablo Picasso
#57 | How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were? ~ Satchel Paige
#58 | The great thing about getting older is that you become more mellow. Things aren’t as black and white, and you become much more tolerant. You can see the good in things much more easily rather than getting enraged as you used to do when you were young. ~Maeve Binchy
#59 | I love living. I love that I’m alive to love my age. There are many people who went to bed just as I did yesterday evening and didn’t wake this morning. I love and feel very blessed that I did. ~Maya Angelou
#60 | I have absolutely no objection to growing older. I am a stroke survivor so I am extremely grateful to be aging – I have nothing but gratitude for the passing years. I am aging – lucky, lucky me! ~ Sharon Stone
#61-70 | Fun Superager quotes
#61 | The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. ~ Madeleine L’ Engle
#62 | Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born. ~Albert Einstein
#63 | Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. ~John Lennon
#64 | Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get. ~Keith Richards
#65 | Relish love in our old age! Aged love is like aged wine; it becomes more satisfying, more refreshing, more valuable, more appreciated and more intoxicating. ~Leo Buscaglia
#66 | You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. ~ George Burns
#67 | Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. – Betty Friedan
#68 | I’m baffled that anyone might not think women get more beautiful as they get older. Confidence comes with age, and looking beautiful comes from the confidence someone has in themselves. – Kate Winslet
#69 | When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day. – Marty Buccella
#70 | If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life. – Margaret Mead
#71-80 | Famous Superager quotes
#71 | Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. – Henry Ford
#72 | Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better! – Ingrid Bergman
#73 | I’ve always said that I will never let an old person into my body. That is, I don’t believe in ‘thinking’ old. Don’t program yourself to break down as you age with thoughts that decline is inevitable. -Wayne Dyer
#74 | The trouble is, when a number—your age—becomes your identity, you’ve given away your power to choose your future. – Richard J. Leider
#75 | Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. – Franz Kafka
#76 | I believe the second half of one’s life is meant to be better than the first half. The first half is finding out how you do it. And the second half is enjoying it. – Frances Lear
#77 | You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing. – George Bernard Shaw
#78 | Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy-five and yet not ever truly to have lived. – Martin Luther King Jr.
#79 | Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live it once. Be comfortable with growing older. -Louise Hay
#80 | Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind. – Jackie Joyner-Kersee
#81-90 | Superager quotes to live by
#81 | In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln
#82 | Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Mark Twain
#83 | One of the reasons people get old—lose their aliveness—is that they get weighed down by all of their stuff. – Richard Leider
#84 | For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest. -Hasidic saying
#85 | There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. – Sophia Loren
#86 | Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. – Eleanor Rosevelt
#87 | Those who love deeply never grow old, they age, but they never die young. – Ben Franklin
#88 | Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be. – Eleanor Rosevelt
#89 | Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been. – Mark Twain
#90 | Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age, and dreams are forever. – Walt Disney
#91-101 | Remember these Superager quotes
#91 | Everything we’ve been taught about health, weight loss and aging is wrong. – Jorge Cruise
#92 | You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C. S. Lewis
#93 | The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. – Frank Lloyd Wright
#94 | My face carries all my memories. Why would I erase them? – Diane Von Furstenberg
#95 | Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won’t live long enough to find out about, but I’m still curious about them. – Betty White
#96 | We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing. – George Bernard Shaw
#97 | Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. – Samuel Ullman
#98 | Only by owning who and what you are can you start to step into the fullness of life. Every year should be teaching us all something valuable. Whether you get the lesson is really up to you. – Oprah Winfrey
#99 | You can live to be a hundred if you give up all things that make you want to live to be a hundred. ~ Allen
#100 | In fact, looking back, it seems to me that I was clueless until I was about 50-years-old.” —Nora Ephron
#101 | Age is not how old you are, but how many years of fun you’ve had. – Matt Maldre
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