Aches. Pains. Stiff joints.
Frailer health. As you get older, hit your 50s and enter the golden chapters of your life, the list of things you may wish to complain about may seem to get longer and longer.
But rather than weighing women down, researchers have noticed an interesting trend.
Starting in their 50s, women actually report that they’re happier and happier. (1)
On a happiness scale of 1-10, the levels of happiness that women report continue to rise the older they get.
This is surprising, because back when they were in their mid-30s, women actually reported decreasing levels of happiness.
So why the U-turn in happiness traits around age 50?
One researcher thinks he may have found the secret to happiness as you age — use these tips if you, too, want to make your 50s, 60s and 70s some of the happiest years of your life.