At 69 I am healthy, strong, energetic and in-shape. Next year at the age of 70 I plan to compete again in natural bodybuilding. Being in good shape both physically and mentally is certainly worth the effort. It opens doors that would otherwise be shut. It also creates possibilities and opportunities and provides a framework for living. Many older people in particular find themselves no longer feeling useful, relevant or worthwhile and many focus on what they once were instead of focusing on becoming more of who they are. Age doesn’t have to determine anything. It can be only a number and you can be more excited about yourself than you ever dreamed possible at any age, 30,40,50 60,,70+.