Aging is inevitable, but become “old” is optional. Experts, from therapists to theologians agree that key steps to remaining young at heart involve keeping the mind active, the spirit happy and the body in relatively good shape.

There are a number of things people can do to remain young, or young at heart. Pursuing hobbies, especially those enjoyed when younger, and taking classes (they’re free for people over 62 at schools in the University System of Georgia) are two ways to keep minds limber.

Most of the expert advice contains a lot of common sense: Rid your life of toxic people, stay active, maintain a positive attitude,