A few days ago, I wrote a post titled, "The I am TOO OLD FOR THIS List." I found that a lot of my readers felt similarly about some of the things on my list, and some added things that they felt they were too old for.
I wrote the post in complete jest, but honestly, I am beginning to feel the years passing quickly by, and I realize that now is the time to make the changes that will lead to my living a longer, fuller, healthier life. My grandparents are in their 70's, and they aren't in the best of health. I don't want to struggle that way when I am older...and I certainly don't want to worry my daughter and my future grandchildren with my ailing health so early in my golden years.
I just recently turned 34, and I have begun thinking of steps that I can take in the next year to ensure that I begin my 35th year on the right path.
Step 1? Stop drinking soda and other unnatural drinks full of garbage.
I made that step 1 because I already did that last year. I like to start off with an easy one, what can I say?
Step 2: Quit smoking. Again. If I don't quit by next year, that will have been 20 years that I have smoked (off an on). I am ready to put this stupidity behind me for good and start clearing out my lungs.
Step 3: Eat better food. I have started doing this, but I need to get serious about it. The healthier I eat now, the better my health should be when I am older, right?
Step 4: Exercise more. I really need to get back into my exercise regime!
Step 5: Be more diligent about vitamins and supplements. I began taking a daily multivitamin and probiotic earlier this year and have been pretty diligent about it - I even take them with me on vacations!
I recently came across information about Nopalea (No-pah lay’uh), a new wellness drink created from the fruit of the Nopal cactus (Opuntia Ficus Indica). I learned that the healing properties of the Nopal cactus have been relied on for centuries by native peoples around the globe, they are just now available in the Nopalea wellness drink!
So what are the benefits of the Nopalea wellness drink? Because it contains rare and potent antioxidants that are scientifically proven to help the body reduce inflammation, it helps the body cleanse itself of daily toxins and promotes optimal health. You can even try Nopalea for free (only pay $9.95 for shipping) by calling 1-800-203-7063.
Along with my other goals to create a healthier lifestyle that will hopefully lead to better health in my golden years, I think that Nopalea will be a great addition. The people behind Nopalea have been around for 12 years, and their company has aimed to help people pursue physical, emotional and spiritual health during that time. Sounds like a great fit to me!
What are you doing to ensure you are in better health as you get older?
Stopping soda is the best thing I've done!
Definitely healthier foods and less sugar or soda! Exercise when possible.
Kuddos to you for taking a look at the things you need to change in your life. It isn't easy changing anything that we are used to doing.
Soda is huge for many people. I drink water, all day, every day. But, I add lemon, lime, and sometimes a few berries to change up the taste.
Exercise is also very important. Start off doing things that don't seem like exercise and then slowly incorporate an exercise DVD, or a fitness class.
I am 40 (almost 41) and wish when I was 30 I had started on some of those things. Better late than never right 🙂 I have been working on myself for over 5 years and it never gets easier as our bodies get older.. LOL
I need to work on #3 and #4 and buy some vitamins for #5.
Great tips for better health, right better late than never indeed!
The soda is a hard one for me. I like my Pepsi, what can I say? I know I need to ease back, though.
Anne - Mommy Has to Work
Great tips! I need to quit the Diet Coke too!
I haven't worked out as much as I should have. Can't wait until pregnancy is over then I can hopefully do it and hopefully have time to do so..
I am working on the exercise and better eating as we speak!
I really need to stop Soda too or at the very least actually drink water, you would think someone was trying to kill me when I try to drink water LOL Great tips.