Inevitably, the skills and prowess you've built up in a lifetime of practicing your favorite activity will start to fade. Sam says the only thing to do is keep going. "Enjoy the fact that you're still out there," Sam says. Better yet, try something new: "Nothing will make you feel younger than being a beginner at something again."
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