Healthy or unhealthy? Happy or sad? Vibrant or frail? What you see as your future is what you will probably get… too often people assume aging means slowing down, developing illnesses, needing a wheelchair and a fistful of medications. Is it actually possible to create an aging body that is vital, energetic and resistant to illness? I absolutely believe that, just look around at all the older folks who can out-run, out-think and out-perform people much younger than themselves. For me, aging is a positive: a chance to improve, to enjoy a post-retirement life on my own terms!
So how do we make that positive vision come true? Choose habits that support brain health, and drop the ones that don’t. Every aspect of our lifestyles plays a part in how well our brains function: activity, nutrition, social life, curiosity, humor, spiritual connection and sleep– it all matters, and we’re never too young or too old to start making a difference.
Of all the factors within our control, I’ve been most impressed with how much the food we eat (and don’t eat) affects our quality of life. It’s become even more critical now that we have so much access to toxic food– often without us being aware of the dangers. Besides excesses of saturated fat, processed sugar, and artificial ingredients, there are unseen pesticides, chemicals and missing nutrients that disrupt our hormones and defense mechanisms. The reward for making smart food choices is a strong body, sharp mind, and longer lasting youthfulness.
I’ve made Isagenix a central part of my daily meal plan because I can rely on the ingredients for quality and content, which means I don’t have to prep and cook as much food as I would otherwise to stay healthy. To learn more, click HERE.
Keep your vision clear, and go after it to make it happen!