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Rob Lowe Has 'Never Felt Better' as He Approaches 60th Birthday: 'I'm Beginning a Whole Other Chapter' (Exclusive)

The actor told PEOPLE why he's excited to turn 60 later this month, noting that milestone birthdays are "an opportunity to reflect and to think about where you want to go"

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Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe is heading into a brand new decade with confidence!

At Direct TV's Streaming with the Stars Oscars viewing party on Sunday, the 9-1-1: Lone Star actor exclusively told PEOPLE about his mindset on aging with his 60th birthday coming later this month.

While having trepidation about a milestone birthday can be the norm, Lowe admitted he's "never felt better" about getting closer to his golden years.


"Luckily, I've had some time as the run-up," he said. "I love the milestone birthdays, because it really is an opportunity to reflect and to think about where you want to go."

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"I'm so humbled and grateful that I have never had more things that are interesting to me going on in my life. Never felt better. My relationships and every level, I'm in the pocket and this is exactly the way I want to go into my next decade," he added.

In terms of what he has to look forward to in his later years, the Parks & Recreation alum said "there's a lot."

"I feel like I'm beginning a whole other chapter of my life," Lowe explained. "I will follow anything that satisfies my curiosity, where I can learn and where I can have some sort of an impact, whether it's movies, TVs, podcasts, books, business marketing, I'm in."

Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Rob Lowe
Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Rob Lowe

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Last month, the actor told PEOPLE of the lifestyle changes he's adopted in order to remain in peak condition as he gets older.

“I feel better than I've ever felt. And I think part of it is because I'm more cognizant of self-care. I'm as strong as I've ever been,” he shared. “I remember being intimidated turning 40. I remember being intimidated turning 50, and this is no difference. And just like those milestones, the closer I get, the better I feel about it.”

In terms of his goals for his 60s? Lowe revealed that he'd like to stay active without getting injured. He noted how he’s been trying to find the balance between “longevity and consistency” and “non-injury and pushing myself as hard as I ever did.”

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“The challenge for me is a day off means a day off but I want to continue to do stuff,” The West Wing actor said. “I really have to push myself to say, 'No, no, this is the day where it's okay to sit on the couch and watch football.' I love a good sauna, I love the cold plunge, and I've become reacquainted with the value of just a long walk, which I used to think was a waste of time, and I now know differently.”

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