Change the Way You Age

Change the way you age. It does seem that some people age faster than others, biologically. Of course, chronologically that is not true. We have all seen friends and family members that never seem to age and yet we know people that once we learn their age, we are surprised at how young they are, chronologically. Why does this happen and can we slow our aging process down? The answer is yes and it happens based on how well we take care of our bodies.

Think about a brand new car, it can be any brand. Let’s go for the high end. We would all agree that a Rolls Royce is considered a high-quality car, right? So, what if someone gave you and one of your friends each a Rolls Royce. Your friend is a fanatic about caring for his car, but you just don’t see the need. Your friend makes sure the proper fuel is put into the car, the oil is change as prescribed by the manufacturer, the best tires are put on it, and every maintenance service is done at the correct mileage.

You, on the other hand, forget to change the oil, sometimes for months, buy bad fuel that is mixed with water, run the tires bald, and rarely get any maintenance done to yours. If we visited you 10 years from now and looked at both cars, which car would look and drive the best? Of course, your friend’s car would, unless by some weird chance, your friend was in an accident or the car malfunctioned beyond his control.

 Change the Way You Age

Understanding your body works the same way can give you the opportunity to age better. Yes, luck does play a small part, but it is very small. What you feed your body, how you treat your body, and how you relax your body are the keys to better longevity. Leave any one part out and the end may not be so great. The key is shifting your mindset.

Too many times I have seen people that work out nearly every day but eat horribly and are under tremendous stress. Their end of life may not be any better than the person that does virtually nothing. While exercise and lifestyle are important, the amount of stress and diet have been linked to nearly every major disease. Our society is living under a tremendous amount of stress every day and that is not sustainable long term, regardless of the medical breakthroughs. For more information go to

Change the Way You Eat

You can change your life by being conscious of what you eat. Learn to read labels. If you cannot pronounce a word on the label, it is probably not good for you.  Buy meats and vegetables from local farms. You will get food in season that is perfect for your body for that time of the year. Plus you will keep money in your local economy. If you cannot buy from a local farm, buy fresh vegetables and good meat. I don’t mean just organic, but meat that is raised without being grain-fed or use antibiotics.  Dairy products without hormones are best to eat and drink.  Increase the number of fruits and vegetables you eat with a little less meat.

Carbohydrates can be vegetables, bread and pasta, or processed foods. There are 2 different types of carbs. Vegetables are fiber carbohydrates while everything else is grain carbohydrates. Grain carbohydrates are the ones to cut back on as they can elevate your glucose levels. When I reduced my grain carbohydrates to 10% of my total diet, I lost a lot of weight, plus my vitals improved. Why do you put bad food into your body? It doesn’t take a medical degree to understand which foods are good and which are bad.

Change the Stress in Your Life

Increase your mindfulness by scheduling meditation time each day, keeping a gratitude journal, or just sit in nature and listen to the sounds for 5 minutes a day. You could even take a walk in nature which would give you exercise and peace. Let’s work at reducing the noise in our heads and return to calm. I have found that when I do these things my energy levels, clarity, and creativity improved.  Lastly, get at least 7 hours of sleep a day. I usually go to bed around 10 pm and wake up at 6 am. Getting less than 6 hours per day will just drain you and put you at greater risk of disease. For more information go to

Please leave a comment below and how you take care of your body. Everyone has a different take and maybe it will help someone that is struggling.

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