Well, we’ve survived the blow-by from the big storm that beat-up on Mississippi and Louisiana. Lots of wind and rain, but no major damage.
I hope you’re also doing well, healthy, and having some fun outta life.
In today’s post, we’ll look at some more ideas for getting, and staying, healthier. Both of which, could help us live longer, and better able to enjoy those extra years, as a result.
It’s Never To Early To Start Doing Really Simple Things That Will Better Your Health and Increase Your Longevity:
What you eat today will show up on your face, and on your body, in the years to come. So start eating a healthy diet while you’re young and not yet too locked into unhealthy habits you’ll find hard to change.
As you well know, eating healthy, means balanced diets that rely on equal parts of fruit, vegetables, lean cuts of meat, and fatty acids from fish and nuts.
Plus, it’s important to wash your good food down with plenty of filtered water.
Avoid A Couch Potato Lifestyle:
You don’t have to be a jock to enjoy sweating. Once your body becomes used to the fun of moving and the power of fitness, it’s hard to give it up.
During the long, cold Michigan winters, I rented a junior high gym, for weekly basketball games with some of my friends. I was also on a volleyball team.
And, I sure wasn’t a jock!
You don’t have to beat yourself up. If you can’t exercise every day, try to get in some stretching and flexing. Anything to keep your mobility going.
Don’t Become A Slave To Stress:
Laugh. A lot. Look for the humor in stressful situations. It’s there. All human folly is filled with irony and the choice is yours.
Stay optimistic. Optimistic people outlive pessimistic people, and have less stress. A thoughtful mind is our most powerful weapon against limiting thoughts and stopping stress.
People, who have regular get togethers with friends, live longer. Having friends gives us acceptance and support, two benchmarks for longevity.
If you’re lonely, get a pet. Pets take the focus off ourselves. Having a pet reduces stress and stress can cause all sorts of diseases.
Be Gentle Unto Yourself:
It’s not selfish to pamper yourself. Give yourself some slack. Be kind when judging you, at the end of your life, you’re all you’ve got.
Don’t put off doing things you lust for. Saving for the future is important, but tomorrow isn’t a promise.
None of these are earth-shattering breakthroughs. They’re easy to do. And, the earlier you start taking care of yourself, the easier they become habits.
Live long and prosper in good health with good humor as your guide.
Ideas for me, your aging related story, or comments are very damn welcome…