Simple Disciplines for Living Well at Any Age

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

It surprises me how many people in the over 50 age group, of which I am a member, believe that sickness is a natural and unpreventable part of growing older.  Having witnessed family members aging well I know this does not have to be.  But to be healthy as we age we need to create healthy habits and lifestyles when we are younger.

So this month we are going to look at simple things we can all do to live and age well.  We will also introduce you to “seniors” who are living healthy and active lives.  Instead of being “retired” think of being “refired.”  This is serious business, but I think we can also have a little fun with it.  🙂

So what do you do to live and age well?

 

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11 thoughts on “Simple Disciplines for Living Well at Any Age”

      1. I believe I do and I think the ancient greeks had the answer in “a healthy mind in a healthy body”
        followed by Romans 12 :2. ” Be in the world but not of it ”
        Our bodies need a steady input of good nutrition,our minds and souls need the same.
        We have to be careful who we let into our inner circle and be careful to be aware but not dwell on what is negative in our world.
        I too have my bouts of negativity, usually after reading the newspapers but my friends and blogs like yours bring back my humanity and love.
        Also, I am inspired by the story of Julian of Norwich who somehow managed to spread love and joy while pointing out God is not wrath, God is love. It is Man, who is wrath. She wrote her book in her hut and managed to stay positive while the plague was killing a third of the people and people were burning other people as witches and blaming them for the plague up the road. Plus The Medieval Inquisition was going on and she was brave to continue her calling because she could have been easily targetted.
        So I hope I haven’t been too wordy, I enjoyed answering your question and the short answer is, I need people like you guys to gently pull me back to the light when the darkness tries to own me. The older I get, the more I love the teachings of Jesus. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  1. I enjoy each day and try to live in the moment, in order to appreciate exactly how special each moment is. I like to pass on a smile, give compliments to people I don’t actually know, say thank you to people who are doing a great job, and even call or write to their managers to say exactly how wonderful that particular person is. These things (and more) help me live well.

    With regard to ‘age well’ … I smile as much as I can which lights up my heart and my heart, in turn, lights up my eyes. My heart shines out of my eyes.

    That heart twinkle in my eyes and the smile upon my lips can somehow magically remove years from my age. Of course .. a little lipstick and a bit of hair-dye also helps – but it’s not entirely necessary. 🙂
    Sending heart lights ❤ and twinkles to you both ~ Cobs. x

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    1. Same here – -but you already know that. I was thinking this morning as I was walking up the hill how blessed I am to be healthy and active. I was also thinking about how hard I work at it.. But it’s worth every step, every downward dog, every healthy meal and every meditation. 🙂

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      1. haha! 😀 I really need to go after cardiovascular fitness, I am not there yet, but I still deal with fatigue issues and trying to eliminate problem foods, which is a long process. I log everything I eat in. And try and figure it out based on the symptoms. I think I’m at a point where I can eat everything I eat, but some things I can only tolerate so much. And then poof, it’s as though I had something my body totally hates. Sorry for the off topic, but yes, you really are blessed if you feel that wonderful and it does take work to stay there, no doubt!

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