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How To Die Young … As Late As Possible!

Updated: Jul 8


TEN STRATEGIES TO GREATER HEALTH, HAPPINESS, AND LONGEVITY.


1) EAT LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!

Because it does! Use the power of food and make the right food choices by transitioning to a more whole-food, plant-based eating lifestyle. This can help prevent and even reverse chronic disease and overweight. Getting older does not have to mean getting sicker! Like the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, said, “Let food be thy medicine, & medicine be thy food.”


Every bite of food you take can either fight disease or fuel it! Eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds provides your body with the nutrients it needs. These foods can help reduce inflammation, improve heart health, and boost your immune system. Plus, they can help you lose and/or maintain a healthy weight. At the same time, it is crucial to avoid all junk foods and fast foods. This diet is an essential key to staying young and vibrant, whether you are 27 or 72 years of age. Check with your doctor about changing to any new eating regimen.


2) KEEP MOVING!

Sitting is the new smoking. So, get off your butt and your “buts (no excuses)!” Start with morning stretches and then enjoy some aerobic exercise every day — walking, running, hiking, biking, swimming. Chair exercises are good, too, and you can find them on YouTube. But, it is best to get outdoors in the fresh air and embrace what nature has to offer. Develop a daily regimen and stick to it!


Moving our bodies every day is essential to both your physical and mental health. The key is to find something you love so it doesn’t feel like a chore. A daily walk with pumping your arms may be the easiest and most convenient way to get going! Start by walking a few minutes and work up to 20–30 minutes. Be sure to get your doctor’s approval before beginning a new exercise routine. Make it fun, and you’ll look forward to it every day.


3) REDUCE STRESS

Stress can increase the risk of illness. An ongoing mindfulness practice can be an effective way to relieve stress. Mindfulness means maintaining a heightened awareness of the present moment without rehashing the past or worrying about the future. It is paying attention to where we are and what we’re doing NOW without judging or overreacting. Meditation helps train your mind to stay focused and peaceful.


Managing stress is critical for a healthy life. A mindfulness practice can help you stay grounded and calm, no matter what life throws your way. It’s about being present in the moment and letting go of past regrets or future worries. When you practice mindfulness regularly, you can feel more balanced and less overwhelmed. Over time, this practice can help you handle stress more effectively.



4) PRACTICE QIGONG TO CULTIVATE ENERGY

Discover how to connect the mind and body. Make your own medicine through the power of Qigong (“chee gong”). Learn and practice this ancient Chinese wellness system of self-healing to prevent illness and overcome discomfort and disease. It’s easy and fun and has a wealth of health benefits.


Qigong is a wonderful way to boost your energy and improve your overall well-being. This ancient Chinese practice combines gentle movements, deep breathing, and meditation to help you feel more in harmony and more stress-free. It’s a simple yet powerful way to connect your mind and body, and it’s suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Regular practice can help you feel more vibrant, improve your circulation, and strengthen your immune system.


5) MAKE SLEEP A PRIORITY

Stick to a schedule of 7–8 hours of sleep a night. Lack of restorative sleep can adversely affect your mood, vitality, mental sharpness, and physical well-being. Your bedroom should be only for sleep and sex. It should be dark, cool, quiet, and without TV and computers. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, sugary foods, and drinking lots of fluids prior to bedtime. Enjoy a pre-sleep routine like a warm bath or reading.


Prioritizing sleep isn’t just about feeling rested. It’s about nurturing your body and mind. Quality sleep strengthens your immune system, making you less susceptible to illness. It also enhances your cognitive function, sharpening your memory and decision-making skills. When you prioritize sleep, you’re investing in your overall health and vitality. You wake up feeling refreshed, with the energy and clarity to help make your day a great one!


6) CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY NOW!

Happiness is not a goal or a destination. It is the journey! In every situation, we have a choice to be happy or not. It’s about intention, attitude, and how you want to live your life. Happiness is not about getting what you desire, but about enjoying what you have. Reflecting on all that you are grateful for every day helps to achieve this.


Happiness is a daily choice. It’s not about waiting for everything to be perfect; it’s about finding joy in the present moment. By focusing on what you’re grateful for, you can shift your mindset to appreciate the good things in your life. This positive attitude can really change how you experience life. Embrace the little things that make you smile, and you’ll discover more joy every day.



7) SERVE OTHERS

Accomplish this by volunteering at local agencies, aiding friends and neighbors in need, being more generous, doing random acts of kindness, and lifting the spirits of others. When you assist someone, it takes your focus off yourself. Your action makes them feel good and you will feel good, too. Make it an everyday goal to help someone, a friend, or a stranger in some way.


Helping others also creates a strong sense of community and connection. When you lend a hand, you build bonds with those around you, creating a support system that benefits everyone. Acts of kindness can inspire others to do the same, spreading goodwill even further. Plus, helping others can give you a fresh perspective on your own life, making you more grateful for what you have. In the end, simple acts of kindness can lead to a more compassionate and empathetic world, where everyone looks out for one another.


8) SAY “YES” TO LIFE!

Try new things — big or small. Meet new people. Embark on new adventures. Embrace new ideas, places, and ways. Also, keep learning by attending classes and discovering new interests, concepts, and perspectives. Expand your mind and your knowledge through education. Consider teaching others and sharing your wisdom as well.


Life is full of opportunities, and embracing new experiences can lead to incredible personal growth. More often than not, stepping out of your comfort zone can be very rewarding. Keep learning and expanding your knowledge through classes and new interests. This will not only keep your mind sharp but can also introduce you to new passions. And don’t forget to share what you’ve learned with others — teaching and mentoring can be just as fulfilling as learning.


9) GO WITH THE FLOW!

Acceptance without resistance to all experiences that flow into your being is the key to inner peace and tranquility. Strive to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be or what you desire it to be. Continually try to row your boat downstream — with the flow — rather than upstream against it.


Going with the flow can make life feel more peaceful and easy. Instead of resisting or fighting against what happens, try to accept things as they come. This doesn’t mean you can’t have goals or dreams, but it does mean being flexible and open to change. When you learn to ride life’s ups and downs, you can reduce stress and find more inner calm. It’s about embracing what is, rather than always wishing things were different.


10) LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE!

Live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Act out your personal passions and purpose and enjoy the experience of positive personal growth.


Living your best life is all about finding harmony and following what you are passionate about. It means taking care of your health, building strong relationships, and doing what truly makes you happy. When your daily activities reflect your passions and purpose, you’ll feel more fulfilled and energized.


Keep growing as a person and welcome new experiences — this will help you create a life that is rich, rewarding, and uniquely yours.


Change Your Life From Growing Old To Staying Young… In Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit.


These TEN STRATEGIES are adapted from our book, “101 Ways To Be Young At Any Age!”



Please get your health professional’s approval before starting any new dietary or exercise regimen.

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