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Life After 50 and Beyond : How to Reinvent Yourself at Fifty Plus!

Updated on February 11, 2017
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Chitrangada writes to spread awareness regarding common health problems and suggests solutions. Prevention definitely is better than cure.

Life at 50: Who knew 50 could be this exciting!
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50 years:

Here’s a time when you have to separate yourself from what other people expect of you, and do what you love. Because if you find yourself 50 years old and you aren’t doing what you love, then what’s the point?

~~~~Jim Carey

Life @ 50 And Beyond!

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  • So you recently celebrated your fiftieth Birthday or going to celebrate soon!
  • Are you happy, scared or excited about it!
  • Well, age is just a number they say, but I think 50 is an age when you need to reinvent yourself, In fact replan according to the changed needs of your mind and body.
  • Most people, men and women are settled in life at 50, whether it is their children's education or career, their own house or job.
  • It is around this age that they may safely think about their, 'Second Innings.' How to remain productively engaged, since they are on the verge of retirement too.
  • It is wise to think of Health security as you are not getting any younger and even after taking all precautions, some health issues may crop up.
  • If you are getting 'Pension' from your workplace after retirement, Well and fine. If not, you must think of other 'Pension Plans'as everybody knows, how expensive, the Medical Bills can be. There are plenty of them to choose from.

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50+ Embrace Your Age Gracefully!

Some two to three decades back, fifty was considered an old age. Not anymore----Times have changed!

Now people over 50, feel rather relaxed that most of their responsibilities as a parent is over and they have by this time earned enough money for themselves to live life comfortably. They 'Reinvent' themselves, to make the rest of their life enjoyable and comfortable.

Rules Of Healthy Living After 50:


At 50, you have to take care of your health even more than before.

The major killer today is the modern lifestyle. High levels of stress, sedentary lifestyle, high levels of Obesity etc. which lead to diseases such as heart attacks, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid and other chronic diseases.

The solution is to modify lifestyle and follow simple rules of good health.

Solutions:

1. Annual Medical Health Check up:


It is important to have an annual health check up. This will help you to identify your current health status and if any ailments are detected early, they can be controlled or treated easily.

If however they are not diagnosed the problems may aggravate beyond control.

Even if you do not have any symptom of a disease, it is still wiser to get your annual health check up done.

2. Moderate and Regular Exercises/ Yoga/ Walking:


A fit and healthy body can ensure prevention from various diseases. Your daily exercise should be according to your age and capacity.

Remember! You have crossed 50----. So do not overdo it.

An hour or so of walking, jogging, stamina build up exercises are good enough to strengthen your heart and lungs.

Some kind of flexibility exercises for joints is a must at the age over 50.

Yogic exercises are most suitable for that. You can learn Yoga by a qualified teacher, because there is a correct way of doing it, especially as far as the breathing pattern is concerned.

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Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.

~~~~Victor Hugo

Reinvent; Rediscover yourself at 50+ And Beyond!

3. Eat the Right Food:


Right food, in Right quantity and at the Right time is the general rule of good health.

Too much of sugar is associated with Diabetes;

Too much salt is associated with high blood pressure;

Too much fatty food is associated with heart ailments;

A high fiber diet, consisting of vegetables and fruits proves as a protective shield against many ailments.

Having a balanced diet, composed of whole grains, lentils, white meat, low fat dairy products etc. is the right thing to do at this age.

A healthy breakfast, moderate lunch and a light dinner is a good option.

4. Meditation and Stress Management:

While physical activity is important for good health, mental relaxation is equally important.

Mental tension and stress causes psychosomatic issues such as insomnia, asthma, ulcers, hypertension etc.

Stress can be caused due to personal problems, workplace issues or even related to personality.

Stress can be managed with a change in attitude, behaviour change approach and it has to be practised, with continuous effort.

Exercises help you to burn stress hormones and Meditation and Relaxation helps to create a calm and focused frame of mind.

5. Taking Time Out For Hobbies:


Options are abundant---Develop new hobbies or pursue the old ones. Music, Painting, Craft are great stress busters.

Take care of your Ageing parents and help your grandchildren in their studies or play.

Try to join some active social welfare groupsand help them with your rich experience of life.

Do you feel you have changed priorities after you crossed 50?

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The Positives @ 50 !

  • When you are young, you are not very sure about, What to do, how to do it.
  • At 50, one is more mature in thoughts and behavior. It would not be too much to say, you become a lot more happier and relaxed.
  • Now is the time to think about your own self and take good care of your health.
  • As you cross 50, you can expect 25 to 30 more years of productive living, if you reinvent yourself in the manner mentioned above.
  • Now you reach an age, when you do not get upset about every small matter and you start accepting things as part of life.
  • You develop an attitude of, 'Forget and Forgive.'

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Have you crossed fifty? If so, what changes have you made to your life, if any. Please share your valuable opinion in the Comments section.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      An informative and thoughtful hub about the age fifty, you know what you are talking about here. A number for how one feels is most important but with an active lifestyle and a proper eating plan one can live fit and healthy.

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      Denise W Anderson 3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      Things changed in my life when I turned 50, just like you are saying here. My perspectives changed, and the way I felt about life. Now that I am crossing over 55, I can feel my body changing, and I am having to adopt different health habits to keep weight constant and be physically fit. It is a journey that is just beginning!

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      Sanjay Sharma 3 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      Nice hub.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Devika, for reading the hub and your valuable comments! I wouldn't have written this hub, had it not been my personal experience. Yes, I crossed that age.

      Thanks for your support!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks denise.w.anderson, for sharing your experience!

      You are right, women have to deal with their bodily changes and tackle menopause related issues as well. I have also gone through all the emotional and physical changes which most women have to undergo.

      Thanks for your insightful comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks SANJAYJI, for your visit and comments!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I reinvented myself at sixty, so fifty is definitely doable. I love my life. Sure, my body is not able to do many of the things it once did, but I am much more creative today than I was twenty years ago, and I have a greater appreciation of life. All in all I love my age. :)

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      mylindaelliott 3 years ago from Louisiana

      After 50 has definitely been interesting. I'm still working on the re-inventing thing.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks billybuc, for reading this hub and your valuable comments. I feel honored with your support.

      I agree, as we grow older, we become more mature, creative and start understanding Life, in its true sense.

      I truly appreciate, how you encourage others with your words of wisdom.

      Thanks and have a good day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks mylindaelliott, for reading this hub and your kind comments!

      After 50, it is definitely interesting and enjoyable-----Go on reinvent yourself!

      You have all my best wishes!

      Have a nice day!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Chitrangada,

      Absolutely life after 50 although I am not there yet I am very close and my perspective on life and what is truly important has changed even in the last few years. I see my dad at 73 as active as he always was socially and going to sports, still plays golf, and in fact has the best social life out of all his kids! He also looks after himself the best getting check ups, treatments when needed and eats right. In a nutshell he enjoys life to the max. Thanks for a useful hub with a good message. Up, +++ shared!

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      Gypsy48 3 years ago

      Informative and motivating hub. I am way past fifty and found that some type of daily exercise is beneficial, walking and yoga are what keep me going. Voted up and useful.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Very good advice! I think as the age span increases we have a good chance to be wise and wonderful.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Fantastic hub, Chitrangada. You have made it so easy to understand, how to go about reinventing oneself after 50, in a simple yet effective style.

      Voted up, useful interesting and shared.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Suzanne!

      Thanks for reading this hub and your positive feedback. Nice to know about your Dad and he is doing everything perfectly at his age. I feel inspired.

      I believe one should always be young at heart, always eager to learn more.

      Thanks for your kind words and share!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Christine (Gypsy48), for stopping by and your comments!

      Your useful advice is a motivation for everyone, who crossed the age recently.

      Many thanks for voting up. Have a good day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks rebeccamealey, for visiting and commenting!

      I agree with you that as we get older, we become wiser and more practical.

      I am glad you liked the hub.

      Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks rajan, for reading the hub and your words of appreciation.

      I simply wrote, what all is going on in my mind in actual life. I am glad if you got the message and found it to be useful.

      Thanks for voting up!

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      TIMETRAVELER2 3 years ago

      I liked the comparison to "second innings" that you mention in this nice article. I left 50 behind 20 years ago, but you are spot on with your advice.

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      adit23 3 years ago

      Really well said..but I think we need to keep re inventing ourselves nowadays..though the tips are for the age of 50 but I feel they can be applied at any age.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks TIMETRAVELER2, for your visit and support!

      I hope you are doing well now and by God's grace recovering from your recent health issues. I am really concerned and wish you speedy recovery.

      You are an inspiration to us.

      I truly appreciate your reading the hub and appreciative comments.

      Have a good day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Aditya dear!

      I agree with your views---thanks for commenting!

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      Brett Caulton 3 years ago from Thailand

      I am not there yet, but already agree that as you age, you comfort levels increase as you know yourself a lot better. This is full of useful information!

      Shared, pinned, tweeted, up and useful.

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      I have reached that age and I have reinvented myself since then. I have always said that it´s only a matter of numbers, but I do things that keep my mind and body fit. I enjoyed life more than before.

      Thanks for sharing this very informative and useful hub. Voted up and shared.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Brett.Tesol, for reading the hub and your positive comments.

      You are right, as we age, our maturity level also increases.

      Thanks again for sharing, pinning and tweeting!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Thelma Alberts, for your visit and appreciation. It's a pleasure to know that you are following the golden rules after reaching the golden age.

      Thanks for voting up and sharing!

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      JR Krishna 3 years ago from India

      Very interesting hub.

      Now a days people even at their sixties are health conscious, body conscious and enjoy life by doing things they like.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks thumbi7, for your visit and comments!

      You are right, people are more health conscious today than they were earlier and do take all precautions to make their life after retirement as comfortable as they can.

      Thanks again!

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      Helen Murphy Howell 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      A very interesting hub! I turned 51 at the beginning of this year and one of the things that I have noticed is that you don't worry about what people think of you. When younger, what people think of you seems to play such a big part in our lives. But since getting older I'm much more confident with myself and just don't get worried about others opinions. This gives a lot of freedom to do all the things that you wanted to.

      So turning 50 can be a very positive experinece indeed! Great hub + voted up!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Seeker7! So nice to see you again. I completely agree with your views and feel much the same way. As you age, you become much more confident and your thought process much more mature.

      Thanks for your insightful comments!

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      Dennis L. Page 3 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      This article was filled with little gems of wisdom. I remember starting my career as a young man and the company giving me my future retirement date. I thought to myself, "Who could possibly live that long?" Well, one week ago I received my first retirement check and I grinned from ear to ear that I finally made it.

      My 50th birthday happened 12 years ago and I believe I have more energy and stamina now than I did back then.

      As you pointed out, when we are younger our time and energy are focused on career, children, housing and family. Then, slowly and methodically our life priorities change. Things that once were monumental are now mere blinks of an eye. I tell anyone and everyone who will listen to me to not sweat the small stuff because when we are on our death beds, it is all small stuff.

      Voted up and +++

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks pagesvoice, for reading the hub! I am honored by your appreciation and insightful comments.

      I completely agree with your views, especially your last two lines.

      Thanks for sharing your personal experiences. I feel inspired and motivated.

      Have a good day!

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I'm 58 years old now and all of your points are perfect recommendations for people in their fifties. My biggest struggle was learning how to eat right. Gave your hub a thumbs up and more!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks MarleneB, for reading and commenting!

      So nice to see you here. I am glad that you found the recommendations useful. I agree eating right as we reach our fifties is an important issue, to maintain good health.

      Thanks for voting up!

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      Karen Robiscoe 3 years ago from California

      Well, as a person in their late 40's, I can relate to this article. Yes! No time like today to reinvent yourself. I have never been more sure of my talents, my choices, and my principles. In my 20's, I could not say this at all. Great article, Chitrangada. :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi CharronsChatter!

      So glad to see you here!

      You are so right in saying that this is the age, when you are sure of yourself, your principles and your talents.

      Thanks for reading the article and your positive comments!

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Great hub! I liked turning 50. Everything you say in this hub is true. At 50, we have finally figured out a few things about life, and it is true, our priorities change. Well done and well written!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Suzette!

      So nice to see you here! I agree with you that after 50, our priorities change and we are more assertive and sure of ourselves.

      Thanks for visiting and appreciating!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I'm a ways away from 50, but this is very interesting. I am a fan of reinvention, and that age is a great time to do it!

      Thanks for sharing this useful article with us. I will keep these things in mind. Have a great day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Kathryn!

      I am so pleased to see you here! Thanks for reading the hub and your appreciative comments. I am glad you found the article useful and interesting.

      Have a good day!

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      Leena 3 years ago from new delhi

      As we mature, there is a better understanding and acceptance of life...great hub

      voted and shared.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Leena!

      Glad to see you! Thanks for reading this hub and your insightful comments! Thanks again for voting up and sharing!

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Excellent article with great/helpful tips. I still can't believe I turned fifty this year because in many ways I still feel like a kid. I find that at fifty I am less worried about the little things, less worried about what people think of me and am much more confident. I also agree with Billy Buc - I feel more open to my creativity. Life is awesome at fifty and I want to let people know it's nothing to be scared of. Age is just a number-Live life to the fullest!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Minnetonka Twin, for reading this hub and your appreciative and insightful comments!

      You said it right--Age is just a number---! I have also crossed fifty and I feel a sense of achievement, which I did not feel before. When I look back at my contribution towards my family, the society and indirectly to my country as well, it gives me a sense of satisfaction. Now the desire to give back to the society whatever little experience I have is more pronounced than ever.

      Thanks again for your visit and support!

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      ChitrangadaSharan this is a complete profile for the 1/2 century age, and the rest if they get to it. I am in my 55 now and this is all very true. Thanks for the advice.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Lastheart, for reading this hub and your positive feedback!

      I am so glad you found it to be useful.

      Have a good day!

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      Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

      What a colorful and very useful hub, Chitrangada! I enjoyed reading your points and noting: "Did that, did that"... I loved the brightly colored pictures that were arranged to attract the eye. Rated up/A/U and I

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Denise Handlon, for reading this hub and your wonderful comments!

      I am so glad that you liked the effort. Thanks for voting up!

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      ChitrangdaSharan, I myself have crossed this threshold and fully agree with you that our outlook becomes more mature and balanced at this age. One change I find in myself is that now life means more to me and it is enjoyable and appreciable in more than one way.Thanks for such a useful stuff.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Harishprasad, for reading this hub and finding this useful!

      I agree with your views, that we come to appreciate life more as we age.

      Thanks for your insightful comments!

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      Dianna Mendez 19 months ago

      I did reinvent myself in my late fifties. I changed my diet, increased my workouts and developed a positive attitude and faith. Your post is inspiring and great advice for those who fear aging.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 19 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Dianna, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      I am glad to learn that you found this hub inspiring. I also get my inspiration and positive thoughts by friends like you.

      Thank you so much for your positive feedback!

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      Aditya Sharan 15 months ago

      Well written Maa !!

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      Aditya Sharan 15 months ago

      Well written Maa !!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 15 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you beta! @Aditya Sharan

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      John Hansen 8 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A wonderful hub, Chitrangada. My life certainly changed around 50 for a number of reasons. Life is probably happier now and more satisfying in many ways.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 8 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Jodah, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      I agree with you -- Our view towards life , changes to a great extent after reaching the crucial age of 50. We really start living life in a relaxed way and do not worry much about every small matter around us.

      Thank you so much for your valuable feedback!

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