My grandmother use to say that, “if you don’t have your health, you have nothing”.
She was correct in saying this; if you don’t look after your health you cannot live a quality, full, life. However, like so many of us today, my grandmother only began to value her health when she lost it; for her, it was too late to regain it. She endured a painful, degrading, death from bowel cancer. From that day on, as a young girl in my twenties, I promised myself that I would always value my health, and laid the foundations for all the healthy habits I have today.
By paying attention to your body you too will be able to take good care of yourself, and look forward to a positive ageing future.
However you must act now and make “ageing well” a priority and learn how to naturally replace what is deficient in your ageing body. I call this stage of life my ‘restorative years’ as I prepare my body for mature age living, and enjoy continued health. I truly do feel fantastic, and am ageing without the use of pharmaceutical drugs (unless absolutely necessary), pain-free, with my health and my mind all intact.
So, what will be your quality of life in your retirement years?
Shall it be healthy, disease-free, and independent, shall you be able to touch your toes at 90 (or close too) and still laugh with your friends? Or shall it be a downhill spiral, loss of your independence because you cannot move freely, deterioration, depression and addicted to pharmaceuticals? The actions you take now will determine how well you age.
Today, at the age of 52 I have made it my goal to have a healthy, drug-free, body with a clear and sharp mind.
It is a proven fact that we live longer than ever before. But, the most concerning part about this statistic is, we are not ageing in good health. I don’t want to live out the rest of my life in a nursing home, being over-medicated, in order to extend my life. I don’t want to sit lonely, bored, and trapped, a prisoner in my withered body, waiting to die. That, is not my idea of quality of life. I don’t intend to spend any part of my life in that manner, but, for many people, this will become their reality as they age.
It’s never too late to begin a healthy ageing path, and it all begins with taking the first step. PRESS HERE
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