ABCs of Vital Aging: Purpose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last summer, I attended a wellness seminar, “How to be your own Health Hero,” sponsored by Cambridge Consulting Group, a local financial planning/wealth management company. Dr. Partha Nandi, author of the book, Ask Dr. Nandi (which is also the name of his syndicated television show) talked about the importance of being a #healthhero for our own life. 

My ears perked up when he talked about the first step to becoming your own #healthhero.  This most important first step is having a purpose.  I’m a big believer in that concept. Even as a young kid, I wondered why in the heck I’d been born. I couldn’t believe that I was simply put on this earth to just hang around. Continue reading

ABCs of Vital Aging: 10 Ways Become Ageless

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10 Ways to remain ageless

  • Become a friend of that woman in the mirror. Rather than bemoaning your lines and wrinkles, embrace your abilities. 
  • Make a choice to age well; change your words to change your life.
  • Remember that your chronological age doesn’t have to define you.  Internally, we are all ageless.
  • Never stop learning. 
  • Take care of yourself physically to avoid age-related diseases.
  • Take care of yourself emotionally.
  • Don’t give away your sense of self by doing what others expect you do to. 
  • Re-define aging for yourself; don’t fall prey to society’s old age stereotypes.
  • Respect those who are older than yourself; you’ll be there one day (unless, of course, you are denied the privilege of aging).
  • Become an advocate for an issue that is important to you. 

©2016 Vital Aging for Women

ABC’s of Vital Aging – Attitude Matters

Have you ever known a time in your life when a bad attitude helped you with what you were dealing with? How about someone else you’ve known who walked around with that cloud over their head, expecting life to rain on them at any moment? Did their bad attitude fight off the storm? 

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Personally, I can’t think of any time in my past when my bad attitude solved any problem or concern I was facing. If anything, the attitude I carried brought on more misery, and a lack of clear thought that could have helped me make things better.  Continue reading

5 Action Steps to take for your Health’s Sake

5 Ways to take positive action for your health’s sake

  • Make physical activity a part of your life.  Have you ever heard of NEAT  (non-exercise activity thermogenesis)? NEAT is simply all the things you do that burn calories throughout your day:  pace, fidget, lift and carry, stand, stretch, take a walk on your lunch break, climb stairs . . .believe it or not, simple movement can make a difference in our health. 

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10 Lifelong Learning Sites for Vital Aging Women

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I love learning new stuff.  For me, it’s an important pathway on the vital aging journey, not to mention helping me avoid rusty brain cells. The experts who study this kind of thing tend to agree that it’s good for us in many ways. Continue reading