William Shatner’s 4 Tips for Longevity

Find out what William Shatner thinks you’re never too old to do.

William Shatner’s 4 Tips for Longevity

Actor and author William Shatner, 85, has accomplished many things in his career. He credits his ability to continue thriving to his belief that he’s never too old to stop doing something he wants to do. Here are four things that Shatner won’t stop doing — things that keep him going despite his age.

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You’re Never Too Old to Embrace Technology

Learning how to use new technology can be daunting, but Shatner chooses to embrace it to satisfy his curiosities. He believes that using technology can help you discover a myriad of things that never occurred to you.

Watch: The Oz-Approved Longevity Checklist

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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