Optimizing Risk Factors of Aging, Make Easy Changes for 2019

Optimizing Risk Factors of Aging, Make Easy Changes for 2019

A transformation starts with you.   Optimizing risk factors of aging and enjoying life along the way.

Where to start? Well, we always say at the beginning. This is usually the best place to start. In this case since the beginning for us is in the past, let’s start where we are, this is as good a place as any. While setting a goal to start a new goal can lead to procrastination, pick just a few things and start making changes now.  Right this minute.  You know yourself better than anyone, look at the list below. Set your intentions now.  This means really pick one or two things or maybe all things that you INTEND TO DO.  My advice is start small.  What is important is your mindset. You are the vision in your mind’s eye, you are already the person making positive changes.   When you look at the list, imagine yourself already doing it. Push the images out of your mind of past experiences. These memories especially the negative ones are no longer important. Example, your vision of drinking 100oz.of water and reaching your goal is what you see.  See yourself at the end of the day with a big smile on your face and sense of accomplishment with an empty glass.

1.     Exercising or moving (see below)

2.     Drinking more water ½ your weight in ounces

3.     Thinking positive thoughts

4.     Being kind to others, cultivate relationships

5.     Eating healthy foods, choose fresh without preventives if possible

6.     Look at food labels for hidden sugar

7.     Give up fast food.  Just say no.

8.     Sleep 7 hours min.

9.     Make a list of the things to do so it is easier to plan

10.   Reach outside your comfort zone and say hello to someone new

11.   Ask your partner or spouse how they are doing and listen until they are finished

12.   Smile, practice smiling does help J

13.   Relax your jaw and shoulders

14.   Remind yourself how lucky you are, don’t take things for granted

15.   Keep your word, if you say you will do it.

16.   Don’t be afraid to ask for help, others will help if they can.

17.   Meditate, focus your mind on a mantra.

Let’s start with exercise.  We have scientific evidence that exercising has a positive effect on the aging brain.  Exercise helps different areas of your body in different ways.  There are hormones released in your bones when you exercise, endorphins are directly related to that euphoric feeling during and after exercise. Science has proven your gut reacts to exercise in a positive way.  Even the amount of happiness you feel can be factored in to moving your body!  Some say for as little as 7 minutes. https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/the-scientific-7-minute-workout/