I’ve often written that the secret to positive aging is to have a purpose and that also means keeping your mind, body and soul fit and active. As part of celebrating life we should appreciate that by keeping fit and active our lives will be so much richer.
We only have one body and hopefully by living a fit and active life we can keep it in good working order. Unfortunately, not all of us experience good health and may have a physical or mental illness. We all need to strive to in the best health we can by looking after ourselves – physically, mentally and spiritually.
More importantly I believe we need to be a healthy role model for our children and grandchildren. I know my grandson keeps me active when I spend time with him each week. It is important to me that I show him how to live a healthy lifestyle which includes movement, eating well but also taking time to relax and enjoy the moment.
Celebrate your life by keeping fit and active in mind, body and soul
Being fit and active brings so many positive benefits to our lives and especially the aging process. We have all seen examples of people in their 70s, 80s & 90s who are still enjoying life to the full.
I loved this story that I found and wrote a post about Fitness Inspiration from an 86 year old Nun
My MIL is a wonderful example of turning her life around after the loss of her husband of 70 years. If you read my blog regularly you will know that she lost all will to live until she moved to her aged care home.
That was the beginning of a wonderful new life for her at 90 years old. She is so active now – even just walking around the facility but also taking part in tai chi and armchair yoga.
Activities such as Music and Movement, News of the Week, Bus trips, Book Club, Singalongs and Friday afternoon Happy Hour ensures she and the other residents are keeping not just their bodies active but also their minds PLUS they are Happy and that has to be good for their soul.
It doesn’t take much to keep healthy and here are 4 ways to ensure you keep on track.
- Exercise regularly – do something you enjoy 3 – 4 times a week for 30 minutes
- Eat a well balanced diet – include a treat occasionally
- Take time to enjoy life and rest your mind
- Stay connected with the others