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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
DAY 31 – LIVE FOR TODAY!
The message is clear – don’t look back with regret, don’t long for tomorrow but live for today!