How to be more flexible over 50. That has been my personal quest. It is funny how we teach each other that aging has to be a terrible thing. I remember before I turned 50, my friends started to tease me about how bad I would feel from that point on. They made it sound so bad I thought, for a second, why on earth would I want to live to be over 50. I mean on that magical day will I stop feeling pain-free and start living a life full of pain.
On my 50th birthday, laughingly, and I asked my friends, “I have been waiting all day when does the pain start? ” Their reply was, “Just wait until you turn 55, that is when it will happen.” On my 55th birthday, again I laughed, and asked, “Okay, I am 55 when does the pain start?” Then my friends said, “Just wait until you hit 60.” Today, I am 60 and I still feel no pain. To read more go to https://stretchnrelease.com/2019/04/02/the-4-keys-to-living-a-pain-free-life-regardless-of-your-age/.
Then it hit me, are people just waiting for the pain to come? I thought how silly for anyone to that. Yet everyone I knew seemed to do just that! I decided right there I was not doing it. At 60, I feel better than I did at 40, no lie! Here are some of the thing I do in my life to be more flexible over 50:
1- I eat a diet low in grain carbohydrates to lower inflammation.
2- I stretch several times a day for 3-10 minutes at a time. see my videos of me explaining how I do these things at http://www.youtube.com/themusclerepairshop
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 lowering inflammation, increase range of motion, and maintain a stress-free life. Inflammation and stress can lead to heart disease and stroke. For more information go to http://www.musclerepairshop.com