Ageing Well in August has been a popular theme and I’ve enjoyed researching quotes to match the daily tip. This week the tips seem to cover physical and mental well being, moving out of our comfort zone and ‘going for it’, play time and relationships.
When I started the monthly themes I really had no idea how I was going to present them but each month I’ve learned so much about myself and also perhaps areas of my life I would like to change or modify.
If you are new to the blog, Ageing Well in August is the theme for this month and each day I share tips in the Facebook Group, have guest contributors on the blog and a weekly link up for those of you who want to share your thoughts on Ageing Well. My Blogging friend, Debbie from Deb’s World has joined me as co-host and I encourage you to pop over and visit her blog to read her thoughts and say hello.
Catch up on Ageing Well in August.
Ageing Well in August – Days 18 – 24
DAY 18 – STOP WAITING FOR THE RIGHT TIME.
Often we hold back from trying something new or ‘waiting for the right time’ because of fear or procrastination. Life can pass us by while we are waiting and opportunities are lost. What is one thing you are waiting for that you can do now?
DAY 19 – FLEXIBILITY
Part of Ageing Well is maintaining flexibility and balance. It is surprising how stretching each day for just a few minutes can make such a difference to our body and our activity. Incorporate stretching into your daily life as part of your ageing well program.
DAY 20 – MAKE TIME FOR PLAY
When did we lose the ability to play? I’ve rediscovered the joy of play spending time with my grandsons. The simple joys of being a pirate on a sinking ship, fending off dinousaurs or dragons, watching ants go about their work, closing my eyes on a swing. I think today’s quote says it all. How will you play today?
DAY 21 – KEEP YOUR BODY STRONG
As we age it is important to include strength (resistance) training into our workouts. Why?
We need to maintain muscle and bone strength to lower the risk of:
✴️Osteoporosis – which can make bones brittle and increase the risk of fractures.
✴️Allows us to continue with daily tasks through Functional Fitness and maintain our independence for longer
✴️Improves balance and stability
✴️Increases our metabolic rate – more calories burned
✴️Helps keep us active and agile
✴️Improves our mental strength
DAY 22 – SAY GOODBYE TO TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS
Do you have people in your life that do any of these 8 things? Sometimes we hang onto friendships or relationships way past their used by date. It can be difficult sometimes to let go but we need to surround ourselves with positive and supportive ‘cheerleaders’ who are there to bring value to our life not devalue it.
DAY 23 – MAKE TIME FOR SELF-CARE.
I do believe we need to make sometime to look after our physical, mental and spiritual self. Self-care is important but when I read this quote, I saw how true it was. We need to make our life something where self-care is a vital ingredient so we don’t feel like we need to escape. What are your thoughts?
DAY 24 – KEEP LEARNING
Use it or lose it, applies to both our physical and mental health. Learning something new is scientifically proven to help with ageing well and:
- Improves Self Confidence
- Keeps your brain active and sharp – your brain is a muscle and needs a workout just like other muscles in your body.
- Model positive behaviour for children and grandchildren
- Research directly correlates longevity and education.
- It’s fun
- Studies show working our brain results in 2.6 times less likely to develop cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
Do you make continued learning part of your Ageing Well program?