Health, Fitness and Personal Energy for Seniors

Energy Bite 57 – Join the Fitness Bandwagon

You’re an active senior, but like most seniors, you don’t particularly want to spend a lot of time exercising.  And you probably don’t want to spend the time and energy and uncertainty of trying to stick with one of the many fad diets you are bombarded with.

If you’re like most active seniors, you want to live your life without worrying about long, lingering or chronic illness. You want the positive and healthy attitude that goes with a healthy and happy lifestyle.  You want the physical strength, flexibility, and particularly the mobility that will keep you functioning at your highest possible level without going the route of the performance athlete.

That’s why The Come Alive Project was created.  I want to help active seniors like you, develop and maintain the Personal Energy you need to stay physically and mentally active the rest of your life.

Here’s what I  mean.   Paul Harvey the revered newscaster, was still broadcasting until shortly before his death at age 90.  Jack LaLanne was still doing a two hour workout and still actively promoting his juicing machine right up until his death at age 96.  Most of you will remember the PGA Golf Champion, Gary Player, who is still running his farm, travelling around the world doing personal appearances,  and exercising vigorously every day at age 78.  George Burns, the great comedian was still doing “softshoe” until shortly before his death at age 100.  Willie Nelson, the country singer and songwriter, at age 81, still lives much of his time on the road.  According to the August-September issue of the AARP Magazine, he does calisthenics on his bus when on the road, and rides a bike or a horse when he’s not.  Cloris Leachman recently performed on “Dancing with the Stars” TV series at age 88.  I can go on and on and on. All these people are or were active and filled with energy throughout their adult life.

But what about you.  Are you saying things like “I’m too old to live like that” or “I don’t have the time to do what it takes to stay active like that”.  You and I both know deep in our hearts that that’s simply not the reality of it.  The reality is that to live a long, healthy life filled with energy and vitality, and free of long, lingering chronic illness, certain basic principles of health apply.

Here’s a fact! With just a few healthy lifestyle changes, you can stop, or even reverse your downward spiral into the physical and mental deterioration that comes with aging. That’s not something I just made up out of thin air.  Scientific and medical studies have demonstrated over and over again that by moving your body just a little bit more, and by being a little bit more careful about what you eat, you could ignite your vitality and energy and live a longer, more purposeful life. You could stop the aging process in its tracks and even reverse some of the outward and inward signs of aging. Would that be valuable to you?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could feel better at age seventy than you did at age fifty? You can, you know.

Well, here’s something to ponder.  I all starts with the way you’re thinking.  What if you could have an instant “mental shift” that could take you from where you are now, an active senior who needs a little physical conditioning and an mindset of action, to the healthy and fit senior you truly want to be, filled with vitality and energy for living.  That’s the starting point of The Come Alive Project.  That’s where I want to take you.  And isn’t that where, down deep, you want to be.

I’m excited about the future of The Come Alive Project. I’m excited that so many active seniors are taking action to retard the aging process and to make themselves Come Alive again.  How about you, will you join the movement toward health and fitness?  What will you say ten years from now,  “I wish I had”, or “I’m glad I did.”

Thanks for reading.

 

 

Energy Bite 56 – Drawing Energy from People and Groups

There are people who can fill a space with light and there are people who can drain the light before it has a chance to shine. Have you ever noticed how some people radiate positive energy? Others don’t. In fact some seem to dim a room with negative energy.  Who do you prefer being inContinue Reading

Energy Bite 55 – Energy Drink

There are tons of energy drinks on the market. The most popular is, of course, Red Bull. This is a Health, Fitness and Personal Energy blog and not a critic’s corner so I won’t write about the pros or cons of any of the “so called” energy drinks out there. But at my workshops andContinue Reading

Energy Bite 54 – Preaching to the Choir

I interrupt my new series because this message popped into my mind and I wanted to get it down and in a blog post before I lost the thought into wherever it is that senior’s thoughts go when they don’t stay on top of them. This post is a result of something I heard duringContinue Reading

Energy Bite 53 – The Energizing Power of Gratitude

This is the first in a short series on the things that energize us in life. Gratitude is a nearly “universal” topic and is one of the most important energizing characteristics we can adopt, so I’ll start the series with it. Zig Ziglar, the late motivational speaker and Baptist Preacher used to emphasis that aContinue Reading

Energy Bite 52 – Origins of Healthful Thinking

Most of us like to eat meat. After all we are omnivores by nature; we have the teeth for it. But a lot of people don’t eat meat for any variety of reasons. Many are vegetarians, many are vegans, many are lacto-vegetarians/vegans. Some won’t eat meat but will eat cheese and drink milk. Some willContinue Reading

Energy Bite 51 – Senior Road Warriors, Part 2

As I am writing this article, my wife Edie and I are half way through our road trip to the Hudson Valley of New York and to Long Island visiting with some old friends. Traveling by car can be fun, but tiring. We see a lot of seniors on the trips. Besides the driving, beingContinue Reading

Energy Bite 50 – Seniors on the Road

  I am writing this as my wife and I are traveling up the I-95 corridor to the Hudson Valley of New York State, where we have never been. She is driving. I am amazed by how many people that look a lot older than me, are traveling the I-95 corridor. Of course I-95 isContinue Reading

Energy Bite 49 – You Can Do More Than You Think You Can

Can you do a “Turkish Get-Up”? Do you even know what it is? It’s an exercise.  You can check with the search engines online to see various varieties of Turkish Get-Ups. I always thought they were a body builder’s exercise or a heavy duty kettlebell exercise. Kettlebells are like cannon balls with a handle andContinue Reading

Energy Bite 48 – Your Core and Abdominals, Part 2

Last week I promised I would provide some simple core and abdominal movements with pictures.  So I decided to produce a short Ebook on the subject.  Click right here to view and download the Ebook, 10 Beginning Core and Abdominal Exercises for Seniors. This little Ebook give you a short series of 10 simple movements for the beginning exerciserContinue Reading