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What to Expect in Your 60s

The good, the bad and the ugly. Plus advice on feeling happy, sexy and pain-free

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Forty-one percent of age 50-plus Americans say they are "optimistic" about getting older. — Photo by Craig Cutler

Staying mentally and physically active can help keep you, well, younger — particularly in your 60s, when you're just getting used to the idea that the reading glasses and wrinkles are here to stay.

So what can you expect this decade? Everyone ages differently, and lifestyle plays a major role, but you'll experience both hard-to-notice and impossible-to-miss changes in your physical and mental health.

See also: The best places to retire in 2012.

Read on for the good, the bad and the what's-up-with-that? transformations you'll soon encounter — plus the latest advice on feeling happy, sexy and pain-free.

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