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There are some things that can become more difficult as we get older. However, there are few things in life that we are truly ‘too old’ to do. By embracing opportunities at any age, you can live with fewer regrets. Below are just five common things that many of us assume we’re ‘too old’ to do, when actually you can do them at any age.

Go to college

Most people go to college at 18, but you can access higher education at any age. In fact, the oldest person to ever obtain a degree was 99 years old!

Getting an education could be something to progress your career later in life or it could simply be a personal goal. Either way, you can study a university course at any age. If studying on campus is impractical, you can take an online course. This is very popular among mature students, although a growing number are still studying on campus. Student loans can be obtained at pretty much any age.

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Get braces

Want to get your teeth straightened? Most people get braces during their teenage years. Because of this, traditional braces have developed a ‘teen image’ that puts many adults off getting them.

However, just because you didn’t get braces as a teen doesn’t mean you can’t get them later in life. Nowadays, ‘train track’ braces aren’t the only option – you can invest in removable braces that are invisible. This could allow you to straighten your teeth while maintaining a grown up professionalism. 

Start exercising

Certain types of exercise can become more strenuous as we get older – achy joints and other health problems could make activities like running and pushing weights too challenging. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still exercise.

Exercising your body can have benefits at any age, helping to boost the health of your organs and helping you to lose excess weight. There are many physical activities that you can do with limited mobility. There are also entire gyms and workout plans nowadays that are targeted towards older people. 

Travel the world

Traveling the world is often easiest when you’re young and free. Once you develop commitments such as work and kids, it can become harder to find the time off to travel. In your later years, you meanwhile may find it harder to travel due to health problems.

However, while travelling can become more challenging as you get older, it never becomes impossible. There are many people that travel the world with jobs and kids. There are also many leisurely ways to travel the world when you’re older such as coach trips, cruises and trains.

Find love

Some people give up on finding a partner when they get older. However, it’s never too late to start dating and find love.

There are many dating events and dating sites aimed at older people. Whether you’re looking for something serious or simply looking for company, such dating platforms could be ideal for connecting you to that special person.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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