YOU ARE YOUR OWN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: Movement, Motivation and Mindset for Active Seniors

Monthly Archives: October 2017

Energy Bite 210 – What Aging Can Really Be – If We Let It

A friend sent me one of those emails with a series of pictures and quotations from active Seniors. Most emails like this are humorous or sarcastic. These however are worth passing on. Each contains a bit of well considered wisdom from which I think we can all derive great value. I am only relaying the quotes and not the pictures. I thank the folks at growingbolder.com for the quotes.

I have included those I think would be of the most value to you. Please enjoy these as much as I do, and I hope you get the same value from them as I did:

  1. From a 91 year old dancer, writer, singer, musician, and trapeze artist:

“I listen. I love and I live. Your body know what to do. You mind gets in the way.”

  1. From an 88 year old figure skater:

“As you grow older, if you don’t move, you won’t move.

  1. From a 78 year old Metal Sculptor:

“Every morning when I wake up I say, ‘I’ll never be as young as I am today Today is the youngest day of the rest of my life. Get up and do something fun.”

  1. From a 94 year old World Masters Rowing Champion:

“We have confused illness with the process of aging, which can be thoroughly healthy. Illness is not a necessary part of aging.”

  1. From a 99 year old World Record Holder (The picture shows her doing push-ups):

“Eat for nutrition, not for taste. Do what you need to do, not what you want to do and don’t leave out your daily exercise. Love yourself.”

  1. From a 102 year old cowgirl:

“You don’t let that rocking chair take over. You get up and go even if you don’t want to.”

  1. From an 80 year old skydiver, windsurfer, skier and swimmer:

“If you dream about something enough, it can come true. It happened to me.”

  1. From a 100 year old, billed as the Worlds Oldest Barmaid:

“It’s better than sitting around. I meet lovely people.”

  1. From an 80 year old comedian:

“I’ve reached the age where I’m seriously thinking about what I’ll be when I come back.”

 These are all great quotes. Thank you to Growingbolder.com who are credited with originating these quotes, and to my friend for passing them along to me. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did. While most of us have a ways to go before we are where these folks are, I think they represent the attitude we should all have toward our own aging process. These people have obviously found their fountain of youth and are fully engaged in the flow of life.

Thank you for reading.

 

 

Energy Bite 208 – A Rant About Doctors Who Sell Products

Being old and all, I go to several doctors of different areas of practice. During visits to the last three, retail diet products and nutritional supplements were being promoted by the doctors in their offices. One: My Cardiologist has his pre-packaged dietary meal plan products displayed prominently in his waiting room. He also sells supplements… Continue Reading