My grandmother always told me when I was younger to look after my health, she would say “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 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 my health would become a number one priority in my life, and it has been. I made a career out of keeping not only myself fit and healthy, but other people as a personal fitness trainer. I laid my foundations so that today in my fifties I continue to age with health and vitality.
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. You must learn to work out with weights and age with strong bones, muscles and flexibility. I call this stage of life our ‘restorative years’ as we prepare our body for mature age living.
I have made it my goal to age with 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 takes a little effort to continue to age feeling your best, yet I truly feel fantastic at fifty – four and you can age well too. I’m so proud that I don’t use pharmaceutical drugs (unless absolutely necessary), my body is pain-free, and my health and my mind are all intact.
So, what will be your quality of life in your retirement years?
Shall your life be healthy, disease-free, and independent? Will you be and able to touch your toes with ease at any age? Will you wake up feeling your best? Will you continue to enjoy socializing and laughing with friends? Will you say that “your age has become just a number” because you feel so good.
Or shall it be a downhill spiral where your independence has been lost because of consistent illness. You didn’t look after your body and now you are paying the price. You age like many of our seniors today with deterioration, depression and addicted to pharmaceuticals? The choice is yours as the actions you take now will determine how well you age.
However, it’s never too late to begin your healthy ageing path, your clever body can repair itself, but it all begins with you taking the first step and I can help you take it.
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