Ageing Well Over 50s Lifestyle

Ageing Well in August – Days 25 – 31

August 31, 2019
Ageing Well in August

It is the final week of Ageing Well in August. I hope you have enjoyed exploring ways we can Age Well in the Third Age. A huge thank you to Debbie Harris from Deb’s World who co-hosted the theme with me.

DAY 25 – MAKE YOUR HEALTH & FITNESS A PRIORITY

Health & Fitness shouldn’t be looked at as a chore but rather a lifestyle. Keeping active physically and mentally plus eating food that provides the necessary daily macro and micro nutrients for good health, allows us to Age Well and enjoy life. It’s never too late to start.

✅Find an activity you love that will get you moving 30 minutes daily, You are more likely to stick to an activity you enjoy.

✅Find an exercise buddy and have a fitness catch up instead of a coffee catch up.

✅take an audit of your pantry and replace processed foods with fresh.

✅keep a food diary to see exactly what you are eating and how much.

✅don’t be fixated on the number on the scales and quick fix diets. Eating healthy, correctly portion meals and exercising longer term is the way to achieve a healthy weight range.

✅keep your brain exercised – it’s a muscle as well.

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Day 26 – Use your Creativity

I used to say I wasn’t creative but then realized that there are many ways we can use our creative talents. Blogging and inspiring others is one of my creative talents. Have you discovered your creative side? How do you use your creativity?

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DAY 27 – Tell your story.

Each of us has a unique story that should be told even if it is just a legacy we leave our family. Some of us may earn more celebrity than others but our lives are all meaningful.

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DAY 28 – BE TRUE TO YOURSELF

Authenticity and being true to yourself is something that many of us find later in life. Living your life on your terms and remaining true to your core values means not having to please others or worry what others think. What a load is lifted when we can live our life on our terms.

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DAY 29 – MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE

Beauty may only be skin deep but we need to take care of our bodies inside and out. It is the only one we will have.

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DAY 30 – MAKE TIME FOR HEALTH CHECKS.

We look after our family to ensure they keep healthy, we service and maintain our vehicles so they keep running so how can we age well unless we also make our health a priority.

That includes regular physical activity, looking after our mental health and also scheduling appointments with the GP, medical screenings and allied health professionals such as dentists, optometrists and massage therapists.

I have regular mammograms and colonoscopies due to a family medical history of cancer.

Are you making your health a priority? If the answer is No, it’s never too late so start today.

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DAY 31 – LIVE FOR TODAY!

The message is clear – don’t look back with regret, don’t long for tomorrow but live for today!

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Will you continue to live your life Ageing Well? We have stared with 31 ways but I’m sure you can add to the list. I would love you to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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30 Comments

  • Reply Donna Connolly August 31, 2019 at 07:51

    Thank you for another very inspirational month, Sue.
    I truly don’t know how you do it all!
    xx Donna

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 1, 2019 at 06:40

      Thank you Donna and I hope you enjoy my Self-Care in September. xx

  • Reply Debbie Harris September 1, 2019 at 03:00

    What a fabulous role model you are Sue! You always go above and beyond to provide support to others. It has been a pleasure to join you in Ageing Well in August and many thanks for the inclusion. xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 1, 2019 at 06:43

      I say ‘thank-you’ Deb for your comments which means so much to me. I do try to be a role model and inspire others although self-doubt creeps in occasionally to ask me if I am actually making a difference. I’m so pleased to have had you join me and I know we will work together again in the future. Your job at the moment is to be there for your family and I’m sending you my love and best wishes. xx

  • Reply Patricia Doyle September 1, 2019 at 09:43

    Sue, I used each day’s idea as a prompt in my morning journal…most mornings. It was fun to think about what I was doing fro each one, how I thought about it, what I needed to improve. I’m going to do the same with September. I also LOVE the quotes you found for each day… I often saw them well before my morning journaling moment due to the time difference. I was so impressed with how you found them to match each day…delightful!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 1, 2019 at 17:08

      Thank you Pat, I appreciate your comment and I’m so pleased you liked the prompts. I wanted to make sure that I found some quotes that are not as well known but also wanted them to tie in with the prompt of the day. I hope you enjoy Self-Care in September and have a beautiful week. xx

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt September 2, 2019 at 23:39

    Love the quotes and messages, Sue. Like you, I got busy and recovering on top of all the appointments I had in August. June and July were useless months, so August was catching up. Then school started…oh well. I hope you are or already enjoying your trip!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 4, 2019 at 06:40

      Hi Terri, life can get in the way sometimes can’t it? We leave on 10th so I’m starting to wind down and am feeling excited. Glad you are on the mend and I hope you will follow my Self-Care in September whilst I am away. xx

  • Reply Natalie September 4, 2019 at 08:55

    Hi Sue – You did a fantastic job with your August theme, prompts, quotes and posts. I look forward to reading September Self-care posts. #MLSTL

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 5, 2019 at 06:07

      Thank you, Natalie the August theme was very well received so I might have to concentrate on Ageing Well in the future. thank you for your comment and I look forward to meeting up with you soon. xx

  • Reply Deborah September 4, 2019 at 09:08

    My biggest goal is to work on my cardio fitness… or at least do some cardio – walking or something. I’m trying to do 5000 steps a day at the moment, which isn’t much, but when I’m just at home all day I can easily do far less.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 5, 2019 at 06:08

      Hi Deb, now that the weather is getting warmer it might be easier to go for an early morning or late afternoon walk. If you can just try to schedule it into your week you will start seeing a difference. I wouldn’t worry about steps at the moment, but rather just making walking a habit. x

  • Reply Joanne Tracey September 4, 2019 at 10:18

    Well done on another great monthly prompt. You continue to inspire so many of us.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 5, 2019 at 06:08

      You are lovely Jo, and I hope I can continue to inspire others. I hope you enjoy Self-Care in September 🙂

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au September 4, 2019 at 13:31

    You’re such an inspiration to the rest of us Sue – and thes prompts all sum up why. I especially liked the one about not being sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy – that line of thinking can be such a trap for those who don’t realize the truth behind it until it’s too late!
    Thanks for being my BBB co-host for another great MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 5, 2019 at 06:10

      I liked the same quote Leanne because being healthy is more than just not having an illness it is mind, body and spirit. Thank you for being my BBB and always being so supportive. I’ll miss you over the next three weeks. xx

  • Reply Candi Randolph September 4, 2019 at 20:50

    So many wise thoughts here, Sue, I am always impressed with the volume of helpful and inspirational tips, advice and encouragement you produce. Sharing on SM. xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 5, 2019 at 06:11

      Thanks so much Candi. I’m going to be doing some thinking whilst I am away as to how I can find more balance and still inspire others. Have a lovely week. xx

  • Reply Nancy Andres September 5, 2019 at 00:52

    Just adore so many of these quotes and your sage tips Sue for aging well in August. Had to laugh when I saw #29 moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, a thing that’s so important as we age. The other 30 tips outlined are top tips too. Thanks for hosting #MLSTL will reshare and pin this post.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 5, 2019 at 06:12

      Hi Nancy! Yes I am very consistent with moisturizing my face but not so good with my hands and body 🙂 I’m so pleased you enjoyed the theme and hope you find Self-Care in September equally enjoyable. Thank you for sharing. xx

  • Reply Theresa Muth September 5, 2019 at 07:20

    Hi Sue
    I took a screen shot of some of these tips because they are so important. You put a lot of good advice in Day 25! You never fail to inspire me. #MSTL

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 5, 2019 at 09:41

      I’m so pleased you enjoyed the series Theresa and I hope you will enjoy Self-Care in September xx

  • Reply Jennifer September 5, 2019 at 07:59

    Oh, I love Moisturize! Reminds me of Lady Cassandra from Dr. Who. “Moisturize me!” You always have such great tips, and it’s so important to move and the best way to do that, as you said, was to find something you love.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 5, 2019 at 09:43

      Thanks Jennifer I haven’t watched Dr Who but remember advising my daughter to moisturize daily when she reached her teens. Have a lovely week and thanks for stopping by. x

  • Reply Denyse Whelan September 5, 2019 at 13:21

    Well-done Sue on your continued practice to help others live their best lives too.

    Denyse #mlstl

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 7, 2019 at 07:49

      Thank you, Denyse and have a beautiful weekend. xx

  • Reply Christina Daggett September 5, 2019 at 18:35

    It must be the wisdom I’ve achieved in mid age that makes the tips you’ve shared in this series make so much sense to me. I feel like I’m doing the aging thing pretty well now. I especially like the one about creativity and I agree with you, Sue. we are all creative. Thanks for sharing this wonderful series that I’m sure I will refer back to for inspiration.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 7, 2019 at 07:49

      Hi Christina I’m so pleased the series has been of value to you and I hope you will enjoy Self-Care in September. xx

  • Reply Jo September 6, 2019 at 00:21

    I don’t know how you do it Sue, you are such an inspiring woman. All your tips are just so spot on and apt for this time of life. I’m sitting here thinking how dry my skin is – so moisturise, moisturise spoke to me. So did the one about creativity. So too 30 minutes a day of exercise. Oh, I’m trying hard to be good and get away from the computer, but I do so often get stuck! #MLSTL and SHared on SM

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 7, 2019 at 07:50

      I get stuck at the computer too, Jo. It is so easy to get engrossed in what you are doing and then suddenly 2-3 hours have passed! Glad you loved the series and hope you will follow Self-Care in September. xx

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