Looking back on my assumptions about what life would be like in my sixties, I must say that I am pleasantly surprised.
It’s about how great I feel at this age!
When contemplating how I might feel as a senior citizen from the vantage point of my young adult years, I imagined a life lived within the confines of a worn out aching body constantly reminding me of my years.
Thankfully, that just isn’t so!
I share this with you not from a sense of superiority, but with a purpose of encouragement.
It’s not too late to begin your lifestyle journey that includes proper nutrition, exercise, and a focus on wellness.
Challenging the assumption that people over 65 are generally a happy group, a 15 year study just released cites depression as a pervasive reality for many. “Key factors in these increases (of depression) include levels of physical impairment, the onset of medical conditions, particularly chronic ones, and the approach of death.”
My emphasis here is on the preventable status of ‘levels of physical impairment’ from which so much misery arises.
Your investment in your physical well being directly effects your happiness!
Contrast that gloomy outlook on living with what proactive looks like in this article from the Washington Post: ‘You can be a high level athlete whether you’re 20 or 70. These competitors are proof.’
(Be sure to read this. I can see in my stats if you did!)
As we approach this season which highlights gratitude and contemplation, make the decision to take charge of what you can change, and give yourself the gift of better health and more contentment along the way!
To Your Health and Fitness,
The Senior Health and Fitness Blog by Steven Siemons is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.