Don’t let ageism get you down. Fifty is the new thirty. You can be just as up to date as your kids if you want. Get yourself equipped and informed with a handful of handy apps on your smart phone. The youngsters might be shocked to see you know exactly what is going on in your community, what you need for any occasion and how to get there without being stuck in traffic.
Get with the program
It’s true that being out of touch with the world can make you feel a little out of date. So keep yourself informed on current events, sports scores, and celebrity gossip with an app on your smart phone. Make sure you have the social media accounts you need so you can see what everyone is talking about and your friends can keep in touch. It’s never been easier to hear the latest music and to see the newest videos that are going viral online.
Take thee outside
Keep today’s forecast at your fingertips, at this link. Get outside when you can, and go for a stroll or a hike. We are all supposed to be aiming for those 10,000 steps a day, and low-intensity exercise like walking is a great fat burner. Walking keeps your hips and knees limbered up and strengthened to ward off those annoying injuries that tend to occur more frequently as we get older. Being outside in the fresh air also gives your immune system a boost and tops up your daily requirement of Vitamin D which helps with seasonal irregularities in mood. Just remember to wear a hat and slap on the sunscreen. The sun’s rays can damage your skin even on a cloudy day.
Make life easy with an app
The best way to simplify your life is to organise yourself. There are a number of apps available for your smart phone that will notify you of coming events, alert you to traffic delays and incidents, and provide additional information so that you can plan ahead. By reading reviews, you can prepare for a fun night out, a great camping trip or a memorable vacation. Learn how to put reminders in your phone so you don’t have to rely on your memory, grandma! Do your banking through an app – you can even pay for your purchases with your phone. Cruise apps like a pro – or like one of the cool kids.
As long as you know where your phone is, you don’t have to lug around a purse full of cards. No one carries a handbag anymore – unless you’re the Queen. With no bag to tow around, your hands will be free which helps you to stride around more comfortably. Travel light, stay connected, and be informed. Won’t your kids be surprised when you are able to tell them their favourite bands are coming to town and buy the tickets online? Just don’t expect to join them in the crowd.