I'm 62 and I recently heard that 60 is the "new 40". Sounds great to me and I'm stickin' to it!! As I was zooming down the ski slopes in Breckenridge a couple of weeks ago, I was feeling more like 35. But then I looked in the mirror and wondered who stole my face???!! And then there are those mornings when you wake up so stiff.
Seriously...I do want to remind people that we don't have total control over our health. There are some folks who, b/c of genetics or just plan crumby luck, get sick...some seriously sick....through no fault of their own. Some were exposed to toxins in the workplace or through the military that they were totally unaware of or unable to prevent. Some were born with physical issues that make it almost impossible to maintain a "normal" weight. We must be VERY careful about being judgmental. BUT...to the extent that WE can do anything to give our own bodies a chance at a healthier existence...then WHY WOULDN'T WE??? That is the question I keep asking myself when I'm tempted by juicy hamburgers and delicious french fried onion rings or delectable double chocolate chip ice cream waffle cones!!
I have several older friends, in their mid to late 70s and into their 80s who are very active, still climbing mountains (literally!) and waterskiing and kayaking and carrying firewood (some still cut it!)They are a total inspiration to me. But the people who are even more of an inspiration are some of those spoken about earlier, who have been saddled with a difficult diagnosis and still are grateful to God for all of their blessings and manage to use their trials in life to shape themselves into having a more Christ-like character and continue to live life in the best way they can, loving and caring about others. Jo
- 2/25/2012 4:30:39 PM