This is a vital connection. Creative work is active work, labor that yields rich benefits, not the least in terms of overall health: mental, spiritual, physical.
I read a fascinating book recently, a large-print edition from the local library, by Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli, The Order of Time. One point Rovelli makes about our relation to time struck me as particularly relevant to senior creatives. This may astonish you, as it did me, but, within the theoretical realm of quantum gravity, activity actually slows down time. Conversely, being sedentary, merely sitting still, makes us age more quickly.
At the very fundamental physical level then, there's a wonderful impetus to tending your creative garden-- staying young.
TIP NO. 1
CREATIVITY PUTS THE LIE TO TIME
TO TIP NO. 2
Recent discoveries in quantum physics point to activity as a "fountain of youth."