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Ageing Well in August – 7 ways to inspire you to Age Well

August 10, 2019
7 ways to inspire you to age well

We are in August and are you Ageing Well? That’s the theme for August and each week I will be presenting guests to share how they are Ageing Well and I’ll be sharing my thoughts and a daily thread on the Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond – Let’s Thrive Facebook Group.

You can read more about Ageing Well in August in my August Theme Reveal post HERE and don’t forget that Debbie Harris from Deb’s World and I will be continuing our Saturday link up again this month. You can share anything that promotes Ageing Well so I look forward to reading your contributions and thoughts.

Ageing Well encompasses so many aspects of our life and I’ve put together 31 ways that we can bring into our life to help us Age and Live Well. Today I’m sharing the first seven along with some great quotes to inspire you.

7 ways to inspire you to Age Well

Day 1 – Be a Woman with Attitude

7 ways to inspire you to Age Well

Knowing who we are and feeling comfortable with that is vital for ageing well. No longer do we need to live our life to please others. Our attitude to life and how we age depends on us. We can give up or we can accept this new phase of life, take it with both hands and make the most of it. What is your Attitude to Ageing? We know it will happen but we can find our own way to Age Well.

Day 2 – Keep Moving

7 ways to inspire you to Age Well

Part of ageing well is keeping active and being able to carry out day to day tasks. Functional Fitness is vital for ageing well – the ability to be fit to walk up stairs, carry groceries and keep up with the grandchildren. Once we stop moving, we start dying. Find some form of activity that you enjoy and make moving part of every day.

Day 3 – Eat and Nourish your body

7 ways to inspire you to Age Well

You maintain your car and use the correct fuel, so why not do the same for your body? To age well we need to ensure our bodies are receiving the right macro and micro nutrients. It means eating a balanced diet and cutting back on processed foods. What will you eat today to nourish your body?

Day 4 – Mind Games – Exercise your brain

7 ways to inspire you to Age Well

Part of ageing well is being able to keep our brains alert and active. Just like we need to exercise our bodies to achieve better performance, our brains also need exercise. Challenge your brain with learning, crosswords,puzzles. What can you do to stimulate your brain today?

Day 5 – Be Graceful in Body and Soul

7 ways to inspire you to Age Well

I’ve always wanted to be graceful. Graceful conjures an image to me of a woman who carries herself well, is comfortable in her own skin and who she is and has an aura of serenity. But as one of my Facebook Group members, Marilyn commented:

You can age gracefully but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an attitude and sizzle

Marilyn

Day 6 – Stand Tall, Maintain Good Posture

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This prompt today has two meanings for me and hopefully for you.

Firstly, we need to stand tall and be proud of who we are. No more hiding or comparing ourselves to others. We are at an age when we need to accept that we are unique individuals and learn to respect and value ourselves. Be confident in yourself, be you and others will love you for it.

Secondly, physically good posture is important as we age. There are intuitive reasons why people with good posture are healthier and more active, but poor posture also has a dramatic effect on another growing problem facing older adults: falls and poor balance.

According to the National Safety Council,

over 1.5 million people over 65 are seriously injured each year in falls, which cause nearly 14,000 deaths, with another quarter suffering debilitating injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives.

In addition, poor bent over posture affects how well your heart can pump blood, and even how well you can breathe.

Perhaps Mum was right in always saying ‘shoulders back, hold you head high’ 🙂

Day 7 – Let it Go – Move on From Regret

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We can’t go back and change things in life but if we let go of things that are holding us back we can fly. Holding onto grudges, regret or things that just aren’t working is counterproductive to Ageing Well. Have the courage to let go of what you don’t want in your life and feel the freedom it brings. I need to draw on this quote at the moment as I’m feeling like I’m at a crossroad in life. Which path will I choose?

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14 Comments

  • Reply Candi Randolph August 10, 2019 at 20:11

    Hi Sue, all such wise words and thoughts. You’d think that we would all do these things and think this way every day because it makes so much sense and is the right way to live. But, we need to be reminded about movement, exercise, eating well, standing straight, being confident and more. Thank you for putting it out there so clearly. xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 11, 2019 at 06:52

      Thanks Candi. It is simple really but life has a habit of clouding our thinking and robbing us of time. I’m pleased you found the post informative and I was happy with all of the quotes that I found. Have a lovely weekend. xx

  • Reply Nancy Dobbins August 11, 2019 at 00:44

    Hi Sue,
    I love these 7 ways…and each is so important. Of course, we focus on those things like moving and eating well that contribute to physical health. But the ones devoted to spiritual and emotional health are just as important. In fact there is so much evidence now that having a purpose and being part of a community are critical to our healthy, well-being and happiness. I’ve been reading about how “aloneness” is important as well…which seems contradictory considering we know loneliness is so very detrimental.
    Lovely series…have a wonderful week!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 11, 2019 at 06:51

      Yes I wrote a post once Nancy about the importance of alone time. Having time just to ourselves which is different to being lonely. I notice you’ve written something similar today. Have a great weekend xx

  • Reply Donna Connolly August 11, 2019 at 06:12

    Wow! Your first seven tips for Positive Aging are extremely powerful. Keeping those seven areas in balance (or at least trying to) cannot help but make an extremely positive difference! Thank you for sharing these!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 11, 2019 at 06:50

      Thanks Donna yes it is all about a combination of mind, body and soul isn’t it? Hope you enjoy the rest of the series. xx

  • Reply Debbie Harris August 11, 2019 at 19:31

    I really enjoyed your take on the prompts Sue, especially your quotes, they say it all very well! They are all so important to us as we age and you have so many wise words to offer us. I’m honoured to share this monthly theme with you. Looking forward to next week! Thanks again for sharing with us all and I’ve shared on social media.

  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid August 12, 2019 at 06:06

    Such good tips – I love all of these but I think the first one really resonates with me. I like to think of myself as a thriver rather than a survivor!

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee August 12, 2019 at 06:58

    I do think ticking off that August list would be very good for a new lease on life.

  • Reply Joanne Tracey August 12, 2019 at 09:29

    I think I have attitude, but grace? Nope. My mother always called me a fairy bus horse (whatever that is) but graceful I’m not – possibly in spirit but absolutely not in body! As always, wise words.

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au August 12, 2019 at 15:29

    All great pointers Sue – and I loved the quotes you found to go with them. That first one from Maya Angelou has always been a favourite of mine. I think we all want to do this aging process well, and to do it graciously at the same time x

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl August 12, 2019 at 19:40

    Sue, that point about what we eat is so true. It’s a principal that’s helped guide how I eat right now and I’m beginning to see the benefits as I get older. We are what we eat.

    Except for the large wedges of cake I just ate tonight because it was my birthday dinner…..

    SSG xxx

  • Reply Leslie Susan Clingan August 13, 2019 at 14:38

    Ooo, ooo, would love to be thought of as a woman with attitude. Need to encourage/develop more spunk, I think. Standing taller and straighter is something I have become more aware of. Seem to be doing better since we lost weight, maybe because my core is stronger? Saving your 31 tips to reflect on throughout the month and beyond.

  • Reply Denyse Whelan August 14, 2019 at 18:38

    Well-done on your ideas & posts to help women age well. Lots of good tips Sue.

    Thank you for linking up for Life This Week. Next week’s optional prompt is 33/51 Tea, Coffee or What? 19/8/19. Hope to see you linking up then too. Denyse.

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