A sedentary 45-year-old can be “older” than an active 72-year-old.
Being inactive and sedentary can age you!
I’ve seen a 66-year-old hike up a mountain.
I’ve read about an 85-year-old who became the oldest Kona Ironman finisher.
I’ve treated a 70-year-old golfer who could walk circles around a 25-year-old computer whiz.
What do they all have in common?
THEY KEEP MOVING!
Being sedentary can lead to weight gain, muscle tightness, poor posture, poor circulation, high blood pressure, and other not-so-great health issues.
One of the best ways to keep moving is by walking more.
Another great way to feel younger is to lift some weights.
I’m not talking about bench pressing 300 pounds or squatting with a 150-pound bar.
Sure, you can do that if you want to as long as you gradually work your way up to it but it’s not a necessity to getting stronger or getting more fit.
Using resistance bands or dumbbells less than 15 pounds or a combination of both...
I recently requested my hair stylist to cut my hair shorter into a pixie cut. Of course, when she did that, all the sun-kissed summer blonde hair quickly floated to the floor. My kids kindly pointed out that my hair was grayer than before.
At this point, some of you might be thinking their truthful words might hurt my feelings.
My graying hair is symbolic; it means I’ve been through stuff! I am seasoned!
At 45 years young, I feel great! I exercise. I eat healthy 80% of the time. I have better relationships with my friends because we’ve been through the highs and lows together.
When you look in the mirror, I hope the face looking back at you shows joy and contentment.
If not, why not?
It’s not too late. I’ve seen 30 somethings in worse shape than 70 somethings.
Perhaps the gray hairs that reflect in the light are a bother to you. Maybe you dye your hair so you can ignore them until your next coloring appointment.
Age is a number and it is also a...
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