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How to Stay Young

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Beth Bielat

Boomers / / October 22, 2014

Keep calm and stay young 130

I received this in an e-mail a while back. I saved it because I thought it was pretty wonderful advice.

How to Stay Young

  1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her. (I don’t completely agree with this one. But I do believe we should not WORRY about these numbers, just use them to stay healthy)
  2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
  3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop,” And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.
  4. Enjoy the simple things.
  5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
  6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is God. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
  7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, and hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
  8. Cherish you health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
  9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
  10. Tell the people you love that you love them at every opportunity.

 

And always remember:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. 

Categories: Boomers, Health
About The Author
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Beth Bielat has spent 35 years as a fitness professional.  She is the fitness director for Joan Lunden’s Camp Reveille as well as the fitness professional and manager at the Ocean reef Club in Key Largo, FL.  Beth specializes in life coaching, martial arts, self-defense, yoga, tai chi, and she is a certified nutritional councilor.  Beth founded the LifeBreath Institute and she is an author and speaker on health, nutrition, and fitness.  Beth is also a mom, grandmother, devoted wife, outdoor enthusiast including cycling, hiking, canoeing, backpacking and swimming, healthy cooking devotee and a strong believer in spirituality and faith.
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