A friend of mine is so into health and well being. She started to share information about how to live until 100s since she was in her early 20s.
We were all like, why think so far ahead??? But years on, I start to get her, at least her point of looking after yourself and staying healthy.
I’ve seen 100 year olds in the wheelchairs, almost the laugh material of the family because their minds couldn’t keep up;
80 year olds in bed, being treated as the burden of their family because they’ve lost their minds & couldn’t take care of themselves.
Old age alone is not sad. But being old without a sharp mind is sad.
So what are the secrets of these sharp and healthy 100 year olds? It all comes down to building good habits:
According to research, these are the top 11 Secrets Of Sharp 100 Year Olds:
- Drink warm water as soon as getting up in the morning.
- Drink vegetable and fruit juice at least 3 times a week.
- Stay in the Sun for at least 15 minutes a day.
- Have dark Chocolate.
- Love cooking.
- Avoid soft drinks and processed food.
- Excise & sweat.
- Try to loose 5% of body weight.
- Walk 30 minutes everyday.
- Incorporate onions into dinner.
- Never eat after 8pm.
The list looks more like common sense than top secret but few people can do this day after day. And doing everything on the list everyday doesn’t guarantee a long life until 100s.
The whole point is not trying to live until 100s, the point is to stay alert and be healthy enough to enjoy life in our older age.
Personally I think start building these good habits are not difficult. But make these long lasting habits of ours is not easy. I’m envious of my friend who got a head start and has maintained her healthy way of living for a long time but never say too late right?
Emile coue’s method is “Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better”. So let’s do it!
What grow old? Grow better:).