Rage Against the Dying of the Light:
- The sooner in life you begin “staying young” the more effective the effort is. After the age of 40 your lifestyle choices add up quickly. The longer you wait to begin an anti-aging lifestyle the more difficult (but not impossible!) it becomes to acheive the desired improvements. It’s easier to keep what you have than to try to get back what’s been lost.
- Educate yourself about all aspects of an anti-aging diet and lifestyle. Flexibility in mind and body is important. Use your traditionally trained doctor’s wisdom as suggestions only. He or she is very well trained to treat diseases, but has very little education about how to stay healthy and young. These are two entirely different subjects.
- Don’t expect your health insurance to be of any help. They are in the crisis management business and are not interested in investing in your good health.
- Be aware of your thinking and speech. Negative self-talk about your age, mental or physical condition is not cute or funny but damaging. Avoid saying, “I must be getting old,” when you forget something. Don’t ever admit to having a “senior moment.” (Young people forget things all the time and they don’t blame memory lapses on having a “junior moment.”) If you are getting the right nutrition and exercising your brain with productive, challenging work or projects, you shouldn’t experience “senior moments.”
- Engage in some kind of physical exercise daily. As little as 20 minutes each day will make an amazing difference in how you feel and look.
- Be responsible for how you look and feel. Don’t “live with it”. If your body is in pain, investigate it. Find the cause, and correct it.
- “The very worse course of action is to do nothing. Most people do nothing – they just let life happen, and as a result, life does happen with the usual signs and symptoms of decline. If you assume there is nothing one can do to control the aging process, that’s when the aging game is lost,” says Morris. “As long as you live and breathe, positive change and improvement is always possible.”
“Live long and prosper”