Betty White, actor, comedienne
90+ yrs old
The desire to Age Gracefully is what drives people to buy expensive skin care products, have plastic surgery, lie about their age and more. Truthfully, Aging Gracefully is a holistic process that begins from the inside out.
Most of us don’t realize we can take charge of our own aging process. I’m here to prove that we do have more power over this process than we realize.
We have choices:
- We can do nothing and let nature takes its course OR
- We can do something - live, make healthier lifestyle changes. Real health insurance means living a healthier life, beginning right here and right now.
Do you know people who are terrified of getting old? Are you one of them?
They stopped celebrating birthdays and never tell people how old they are. They even lie about their age, because they think aging means something negative – growing old, having pain, getting sick and then we die.
The good news is that my program, Aging Gracefully: From The Inside Out, challenges these beliefs that your body, mind and spirit rapidly declines over a certain age, that you’ll become a helpless, useless member of society.
Do you know people who have postponed longings, dreams and wishes that could make their lives more fulfilling, exciting and happier? They are waiting to retire, so they will have time to do these things?
How many of you have seen these same people eventually retire, get sick and cannot experience their lifelong dreams? I say, DO IT NOW!!
I encourage people in their 50s to start compiling their 'bucket list', to begin to experience each item, one by one, before they retire. Quite the contrary, by doing this one exercise, you will have more energy, be more creative and have more joyrecharge your body, mind and spirit.
We focus on learning how to make simple lifestyle changes in: diet, exercise, thinking patterns, stress management techniques, socializing, deep breathing, rest and recreation, laughter and humor, brain training, hydration, dancing and more.
AGING GRACEFULLY: From The Inside Out
February 25, 2014
15 TIPS TO AGE GRACEFULLY: FROM THE INSIDE OUT
1) FIND PRACTICAL WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS
Get regular massages.
Share feelings and concerns with friends.
Create a social life.
Eat healthy foods.
Reduce sugar and caffeine intake.
Write in a Journal
Walk it off
2) DEVELOP CLOSE FRIENDSHIPS
Meet regularly with friends, in person, skype, internet, phone.
Participate in social events.
Join a club
Have a party for no reason
Invite people to your home
Spend the day with a friend.
3) CONTINUE LEARNING TO INCREASE BRAIN FUNCTION
Learn a new skill.
Develop an art or a craft.
Buy a camera and create a new perspective of life through the lens
Do crossword puzzles,Word games.
Take a dance class.
4) TAP INTO YOUR SENSES
TOUCH: walk barefoot on the grass or sand, walk in the water
HEAR: listen to ocean waves and birds, listen to the quiet of no sound
SEE: observe beautiful flowers; watch babies and children
SMELL: inhale aromas of freshly brewed coffee, cake baking in the oven, toast, the fresh air after the rain, lilacs, pizza, restaurant.
TASTE: try new foods. new restaurants, new flavors
5) LAUGH AND PLAY OFTEN
Norman Cousins, Anatomy of An Illness, recovered from a life threatening disease with laughter therapy.
Watch funny movies, youtube, comedy channel
Read funny stories and books.
Watch babies, kitten or puppies.
6) BE AWARE OF YOUR FEELINGS AND SHARE THEM
Unexpressed feelings are reflected on your face as age lines.
Talk to friends.
Work with a Health Coach or Therapist.
7) DO WHAT YOU LOVE NOW, NOT LATER
8) RESPECT AND APPRECIATE YOUR HEALTH
Eat healthy foods.
Get 8hrs sleep.
Eat small meals.
Avoid white sugar, flour, rice and pasta.
Eat only whole foods.
Eat 8-10 servings of fruits and veggies/day.
9) DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Don’t wait until you’re thirsty.
This means you’re dehydrated.
Drink 8-10 glasses of clean water/day.
Don’t leave home without your water bottle.
Dry skin, dry hair, dry mouth may be the result of insufficient water in your body.
10) SHARE YOUR LOVE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Call/visit a friend
Bake a cake for a new neighbor.
Visit someone in the hospital.
Do an errand for someone who’s homebound.
11) PAMPER YOURSELF
Hair, nails, rest, relaxation, take naps, pedicures, massages, facials.
12. Develop trust and faith by believing in a source greater than yourself
Join a church/temple, spiritual group, 12step program
Read spiritual books and motivational material daily
Attend live classes, workshops or groups
Listen to motivational material
13.Challenge your old ways of thinking, beliefs and habits
Use affirmations and visualizations to achieve what you want
14. Spend time with people who love and support you
Seek out friends and family who have a positive perspective of life
Spend time with like-mnded people
15. Learn new ways to increase income, effortlessly
Join a financial support group/class
Brainstorm with friends
Have a daily phone call with someone with goals
“The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30-50 years.” Deepak Chopra