The process of aging strikes people in quite different ways. Some are thrilled at the opportunity to retire from work and invest some time and energy in the activities they love most. Spending free time with family, especially grandchildren, is one of the special benefits of aging. Others are excited to work on hobbies, art, and activities without the pressures of the workplace. Still others enjoy the time to be active: traveling, enjoying the outdoors, and exercising. Although these are just a few of the many benefits that increase with age, other important considerations can help offset the challenges that await. Although free time for your favorite activities will be on the rise, you can make a few important lifestyle changes to make the most of these years. Three basic categories of lifestyle changes will make the greatest difference: diet and exercise, safety first, and health care.