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Age Gracefully in Minneapolis St. Paul


Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams. Whatever you do, do it with determination. You have but one life to live; live it with passion and give your best. After you have devoted much of your adult life to family and career, it is perfectly natural to want to experience the things that may have been put on hold. Now you have the freedom to explore the passions, hobbies, pastimes and destinations you always wanted.

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Life expectancy from birth used to be 48 years old for women in 1900. Today, that’s increased to over 80 with many people living healthy vibrant lives far beyond that. Getting older is a reason for celebration! There are plenty of ways we can age with grace, beauty and joy. We can experience more happiness, more success and get even better with age and experience.

Live at LAKEHAUS and enjoy the rooftop pool and hot tub on the 8th story with expansive views overlooking Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun) and the City Lights. Stay buff in the 4,000 square foot ultra-lux fitness facilities, co-ed sauna, yoga room, and cycling room. The LakeView Lounge offers a full chef quality kitchen and bar for residents to entertain, watch the game, or just lounge on the rooftop. The west side ground level includes a large outdoor park-like space with dog walking and grilling areas. There is even an energetic concierge that is and always ready to jump in and help, to keep residents joyful, comfortable and secure.

What is the best way to age gracefully? Let go of all that stress! It causes us to age. A furrowed brow may become a wrinkle. Smoking, drinking and other unhealthy ways to cope with stress also take a heavy toll. Stress has many negative effects on our health too—higher blood pressure, poor sleep, weight gain or loss. Fortunately, you can fight stress by adopting healthy habits. Drink water, exercise, maintain good dental hygiene and preventative medicine to combat stress. Keep your emotional habits healthy too by practicing gratitude, self-care, keeping your perspective and learning to let go. Life is better when you are laughing.

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Exercise keeps us young. In fact, moving more actually slows aging at the cellular level. Plus, you’ll experience an increase in energy, flexibility and overall sense of well-being. You don’t need to run marathons or torture yourself with the world’s most challenging spin class. Simply put on your shoes and go for a walk. Find exercise you enjoy, whether it’s walking, jogging, yoga, weightlifting or a dance class. The most important factor is finding exercise you’re motivated to stick with.

Eat a well-balanced diet to ward off many aging-related effects. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables means we’ll receive plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It also means our weight will remain stable. Getting proper nutrition also helps us prevent heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses. Lowering blood pressure prevents strokes. Nutrition also helps keep us mentally sharp and gives us more energy to enjoy activities.

Sleep! Burning the candle at both ends leaves us feeling frazzled and exhausted. Get your beauty rest. During sleep, our skin cells build and repair themselves. Our cortisol (stress hormone) levels reduce and we feel renewed and rejuvenated. Practice good sleep habits by getting to bed at a consistent hour and aiming for uninterrupted sleep. Keep the room cool and dark. Avoid electronics.

Embrace the water, embrace the city, embrace life. Whether your passion is art, music, fashion, food, sports and wellness, or time with friends and family, you'll find nourishment for your soul. It’s all here. LAKEHAUS residents will find themselves at the heart of the excitement in a trend-setting community.

Embrace simplicity. Our homes, closets, makeup bags and lives are full of clutter. It weighs us down. Our calendars are full, but are they full of the activities that truly bring us joy? Organize your home, simplify your routine, cut back on obligations that don’t leave you satisfied and fulfilled. Life is too short to fill it with clutter.

Practice mindfulness. Live in the moment. Let go of the past. Meditation and mindfulness bring us back to the moment at hand. Be joyful. Focus on happiness. What brings you the most satisfaction and joy? Discover those activities and incorporate them into your day as often as possible.

Hydration is vital. Our bodies are 50-60% water. Drinking water regularly helps keep everything flowing and working in our system. Water flushes out toxins. Water aids in digestion. It helps us sleep better, focus better and even lose more weight. Water also helps us avoid dry, flaky skin and fine lines, which let’s face it, don’t help us look any younger. H20 is the way to go! Wear sunscreen. Sun damage ages skin faster than nearly any other factor. While a little sun is great for increasing vitamin D, always protect yourself with extra sunscreen and plenty of coverage.

Learn something new. One of the true secrets for staying sharp and young is to never stop learning. Life is full of chances to learn new skills, foster new talents and grow our abilities. Sign up for a community class. Look online at edX for a list of free courses offered through many top universities (including Harvard, Berkeley and MIT). There are also tons of tutorials available on YouTube, blogging classes and learning opportunities through your local library. Continue to increase mental sharpness, focus and clarity, exercising your brain with new concepts and materials.

With a truly impressive network of urban parks and regional parks, and more than a dozen lakes within the borders of Minneapolis, LAKEHAUS residents will truly enjoy the great outdoors. There are multiple ski resorts near the city for winter fun, and in the warm summers, residents flock to art fairs and street festivals.

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