An Experiential Journey: Healthy Ageing Lessons Learned Through Time

Aging is weird, but inside we remain what we know as ‘us’. We are all caught in time, and it doesn’t stop. Ever. It’s a continuum. And, the next moment instantly becomes memory. When old, you reflect. You finally have time to think, especially when retired.

Sadly, many don’t achieve lifelong goals. Yet, values may change as we age. Goals we set as young adults may no longer be relevant. Material possessions and status may be less important than health and peace of mine.

‘Food has been shown to be an important part of how people age [1]’.

If one loses his health, nothing else matters. He can quickly become bankrupted by medical bills. The best antidote is prevention. It’s much easier preventing an ailment, condition or disease than allowing it to grow into an insurmountable reality.

‘When young you don’t think you won’t live forever. But, when old you know for certain you don’t survive life’

I don’t desire developing a relationship with a doctor. Because, this means you are not well probably taking prescribed medication. Likely, you’ve heard on TV numerous harmful to deadly side effects thereof.

‘Sure, engaging in your favorite activities can be fun or relaxing, but did you know that doing what you like to do may actually be good for your health? It’s true. Research studies show that people who are sociable, generous, and goal-oriented report higher levels of happiness and lower levels of depression than other people [2]’.

You have heard, ‘We are what we eat’? Would you rather be a greasy pizza or a sweet shiny apple? Hippocrates said it succinctly: ‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’. Couldn’t have said it better myself. Same goes for how we think. Think positive rather than negative, because our lives become that which we predominantly think about. Thinking happy thoughts makes one feel good. Good medicine for mind, body and spirit.

‘The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are’ ~ Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst

Source- 1 & 2 “What Do We Know About Healthy Aging?” National Institute on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-do-we-know-about-healthy-aging.

Wikipedia Carl Gustav Jung

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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