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Your Attitude on Aging Determines How You Age

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Did you know that genetics determines about 20-30% of your health and longevity?   That means that 70-80 percent of what determines how well you age is up to you!  Your lifestyle is the dominant factor and your attitude on aging determines how you age.

There are a number of categories that fall under lifestyle and lifestyle choices but I’m going to focus on four of them: diet, movement, mindset, and meaning.

 
Diet

Eat Real Food!  What you eat determines your overall health. Eating a variety of foods high in nutrition and low in calories is the basis of a healthy diet. Consuming less salt, sugars, and saturated and trans-fats, are an essential and the healthiest most sustainable way to lose weight. Done right, your food choices actually protect you against chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

 
Movement

I don’t have to tell you that you need to exercise in order to stay healthy and fit.  Moving now will help you maintain your physical fitness and allow you to continue to do the things you enjoy as you get older.  People we are sedentary in their 40s and 50s are often chairbound in their older years due to moss of muscle strength and flexibility.  Again, your attitude on aging determines how you age.

Studies show that just 30 minutes of physical activity a day is all that’s required to reap big benefits.

 
Mindset

Are you a positive person or a Negative Nelly? Be honest with yourself and make strides towards changing your attitude to see the good things in life. Your attitude toward aging determines how you age. In older age, negative people are less likely to try new things, go places, set goals, and dream.  It doesn’t matter how old you are you can always adopt a positive attitude and your attitude on aging determines how you age.

 
Meaning

What is your purpose?  At different stages in life, your purpose is different. As a college student, your purpose was to learn, graduate, and start a career.  As a parent, your focus and purpose were on raising a family.  Now that you are older and your kids are grown you have a different purpose.  You may not know what that is right now but it is vital to your mental, physical, and emotional health to figure out what that is.

I’m so excited to share the replay of a conversation between three of my favorite people: Kimberly Ann Price, Sheree Clark, and Jean Ketchum. Each of these ladies represents a different decade in life and shares their experience, knowledge, and stories of how to Age with Attitude and live your best life into your 80 and beyond!  You can age gracefully with Joy.

Catch their conversation here!

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