It is funny how we teach each other that aging has to be a terrible thing. I remember when I was about turn 50, my friends started to tease me about turning 50. They made it sound so bad that I thought, for a second, why on earth would I want to live to be 50. I mean on that magical day I will stop being young and pain free to living a life full of pain. ON my 50th birthday, I laughed and said to my friends, “I have been waiting all day and I have yet felt any pain.” Their reply was,”Just wait until you turn 55, that is when it will happen.” On my 55th birthday again I laughed and said,”Okay, I am 55 and still feel no pain!” Next my friends said, “Just wait until you hit 60.”
Then it hit me, are people just waiting for the pain to come? I thought how silly for anyone to that yet every I knew seemed to doing just that! I decided right there I was not doing that and I haven’t. At 59, I feel better than I did at 39, no lie! Here are some of the thing I do in my life:
1- I eat a diet low in grain carbohydrates to lower inflammation.
2- I stretch several times a day for 5-10 minutes at a time
3- I meditate every morning with my wife.
4- I focus on reducing stress in my life
5-I stay active to maintain my strength and stamina
These are just the things I do, your list may vary. The important part is lower inflammation, increase range of motion, and maintain a stress free life. You can read some of my other post on this blog for more information or go to my website at http://www.musclerepairshop.com
or see my videos of me explaining how I do these things at http://www.youtube.com/themusclerepairshop