Growing older, while wonderful, is not a game for punks. Eat and train accordingly.
That is all.
No, seriously. That’s the extent of this post. Tape it to your fridge. Post it to your bathroom mirror. Make it your screensaver.
Before you head off, though, check out these short clips and truly inspiring testaments of women over the age of 75 – a bodybuilder, yoga instructor and tango dancer – who prove how rewarding growing older can be when you NEVER STOP MOVING. Or dreaming. Or setting goals. Or honoring your body with good nutritional choices. Remarkable when you consider that the “baby” of the group – Ernestine – is 77. The other two are over 90. Did you catch that? OVER 90.
I’ll let them tell their stories:
Ernestine Shepherd, World’s Oldest Competitive Bodybuilder (age 77)
Tao Porchon-Lynch, World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher (age 97)
…More wisdom from Tao during her TEDx Talk…
Phyllis Sues (read her great Huffington Post article here), Tango Dancer (age 92)
May we all age as gracefully. To life!