Yeah, I know, age is nothing but a number. However, my 22-year-old self might not feel the same way about that statement as my 51-year-old self does. My 22-year-old self never had to get up to pee in the middle of the night (occasionally more than once). He never worried about his continually rising “muffin top”…that roll of fat that sticks out above the waistline of my pants like a muffin top escaping from the muffin pan…and yes, men develop and worry about it as well. And my 22-year-old version never worried about “over doing it” in any way, shape or form.
Yes, as we age, our bodies change. There’s no denying that, so stop trying. However, that does not mean our quality of life must change, at least not yet. I constantly hear that I shouldn’t fight the aging process and I couldn’t disagree more. I am of the belief that common-sense resistance to the aging process can extend a meaningful quality of life. And I think many of the 72.5 million, post World War II baby boomers out there agree with me, especially given the fact that they began turning 65 in 2011 and they will all be over 65 by 2029.
With the above in mind, MagicKitchen.com is pleased to offer a free eBook, entitled 10 Tips for Senior Health to visitors of our site (get it here http://www.magickitchen.com/healthy-senior-tips-ebook.html ). Research consistently reinforces that active seniors, both mentally and physically, have a better quality of life than their sedentary counterparts and this ebook presents 10 easy to follow and apply tips that will help ensure your senior years are your best years.
The first two bits of advice within the book are the ones you repeatedly hear, and there’s a reason for that…they’re essential. Exercise both your body and your mind and do so on an almost daily basis. These two tips are linked to several that follow, to include eating right (you’ll be amazed how regular exercise gets you thinking about proper nutrition and MagicKitchen can certainly help in this regard), prevent falls (regular exercise will hone your reflexes and have your muscles ready to prevent an unwelcome accident), travel (this, obviously, involves movement and seeing new places gets you thinking in new ways), sleep well (be tired at the end of your day, mentally and physically, and sleep improves…Duh!), and focus on the things you’re grateful for (do NOT underestimate the power of positive thinking).
The other three tips deal with health issues…don’t smoke (and if you do, quit! for all the obvious reasons you’ve heard about), see your doctor regularly (to ensure all is well all the time), take care of your skin (primarily by avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun).
Who knows, after following the advice in this free ebook your 22 year-old-self just might get a bit jealous.