Rap, the New Anti-Aging Drug
Don’t Hate the Player
As Ice-T once said, “Hate the game, don’t hate the player”. Although game playing is usually associated with emotionally immature youngsters, maintaining a youthful sense of fun is crucial. Celebrate the simple pleasures and be fearless when it comes to possible embarrassment. Hop on your bike, lace up your skates, launch a game of kickball or the next time you have friends over, suggest classic childhood games like Duck-Duck-Goose, Simon Says or Mother May I.
Doin’ it and Doin’ it and Doin’ it well
L.L. Cool J knows what he’s talking about. Sex makes you look and feel better, helping to relieve stress, burn calories and boost the immune system, according to WebMD.com. Having more sex also means you can stick around longer to enjoy the benefits, Dr. Mehmet Oz says that “doubling your amount of satisfying sex can add up to three years to your life.”
Rollin’ With My Homies
Coolio had the right idea, nothing helps keep you young like surrounding yourself with young folk and getting out and enjoying life. No one wants to be the socially clueless senior, having youngsters in your life (from children to young adults) keeps you energized and most importantly, up to speed on your pop culture.
Gin & Juice
Let us take a page from Snoop Dog, what better way to spend your golden years than “rolling down the street smoking indo and sipping on gin and juice”? Snoop Dog will never lose his youthful qualities, mainly because he spends most of this time smoking out, and it’s hard to be viewed at mature when chronically high. Not one to advocate for booze or drug binges, I nonetheless believe that merriment is good for the soul, as long as it’s in moderation.
Nothing sucks the will to live out of you quicker than a negative person. As the old saying goes, misery loves company and chronically grumpy people love to recruit. As Lil Wayne put it, “I hear you talkin hater but you ain’t sayin nothin”. Get rid of the haters in your life and make sure to keep your positive friends around by not becoming a hater yourself.