Holistic Health and the Empty Nester
Having the body of an athlete is great when you are young, fun as you mature, but hurts as you go further down that race track called life. The rigorous training that would push your body to its peak condition has a way of coming back to haunt you. It’s now saying, its pay back time, with the aches, and knee pain. Ouch! I must be getting old because Bengay and Tiger balm are good friends.
Exercise – Cheaper than buying new clothes
No longer able to fit into your daughter’s jeans? Just be grateful that you will remember a time when you could, because it may never happen again. However, if that is your goal, go for it. Accept and love your body, and not just for reasons of vanity. Like I have said many times before, without your health, you don’t have much going for you. Sure, if you look long enough in the mirror, that muffin top will morph into a Marlyn Monroesque, wholesome, slight sexy bulge, rather than fat. It works for me every time. It is all a matter of perception and at the end of the day you have to be totally comfortable with who you are, and how you look. Not what others think. Slow and easy does it. You don’t have to run off to the gym just yet. You can, for camaraderie, the big machines, and classes. But can also do everyday things like walk, run, cycle, and garden.
Don’t diet, but eat well
We all know that manufactured foods contain a lot of the things that will bring you back for more, namely, sugar and salt. It is in everything that is processed for distance and convenience. That is the trade off. We all have different shapes, and metabolism. Age changes our bodies, so embrace it. There is no quick fix, and maybe there is no problem at all. A more holistic approach and a lifestyle of less stress, and more exercise and fun will go a long way.