The 3rd Act: Cultivating a Mindset of Self-Care and Well-Being
I recently had a birthday and with a start, I recognized that I am getting closer to 70! Wow! It is quite a shock. At about the same time, I came across the books by Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge, Younger Next Year (there is one for men and one for women) in which they argue that with exercise six days a week , good nutrition, commitment and connection you can defy the aging process.
Part of the reason I was so shocked when I accepted my age revelation, is that I don’t feel as old as the calendar tells me I am. And as these books suggest, I feel better today than I did 10 years ago.
Crowley and Lodge are adamant about exercise every day and provide extensive documentation about how and why it is so important to hold the aging process at bay. Other books, such as Chef MD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine, support their arguments and explain in as much detail how nutrition can save your health. But most of us know how important these physical disciplines are…exercising and eating nutritionally. Yet we don’t always follow them.
For many years I let other priorities in my life come first, but I am learning now in my 3rd Act, how to put my health and physical well-being as a top priority. I am learning about how to guide my own motivation, provide structure and develop healthy habits. How about you? What works for you….or maybe what doesn’t work for you??
Link to Part II: “Growing Younger Part 2” by Bev Scott