Sorry, I have been out of the loop - there is a reason why you haven't had any news from me lately!!!
For the last 2 weeks or so I have been having a ball. Not only have we been enjoying our lovely puppy Peaches, but I have also been celebrating my 60th birthday. I have loved every minute of enjoying meeting up with friends, talking on the phone with those whom I couldn’t meet in person due to logistics.
With the celebrating, I have been eating and drinking a lot more in volume and a lot of new things – including espresso Martinis – they went down a treat!!
Although I have had a blast reaching this significant age – I think it is quite an achievement as I really did abuse my body when I was younger – think espresso martinis on steroids that was my life every day for years! Until I got stopped in my tracks when one day I just couldn't get out of bed, which led me down this road of natural health and well being.
Whenever I have reached a milestone I have made it a habit of sitting down and writing about what I want the rest of my life to look like moving forward. this time the thoughts were about the next 40 plus years ( thinking really positively) and what would I like them to look like.
My answer was and I am sure many of you would agree with quite a few of them!!
Moving forward I will be
Have lots of energy
Keep fit and agile
Look and feel as young as possible – feel being the most important
My brain to be firing on all cylinders
To travel often
To enjoy each and every day to the max – to enjoy new experiences and to keep on trialing new exciting things.
Have great relationships with family and friends
To help as many others as possible to age gracefully too – this one is a big reason why I want all of the above!! It is my priority
So how can I do that?
Well, with all the research that I have done over the years I have found that if you do the small basic things consistently then you will yield the rewards. So longevity to me is all about the basics and they are: if you have been reading this newsletter for a few months or more you will know quite a few of these!!
Minerals – the foundations of good health, especially Magnesium – you knew that would be coming didn’t you?
Water – good quality water is vital for our ongoing health, We have a new exciting product available at Vitality – Kangen water – If you haven’t heard about this water yet then have a look at this short video it will explain a little bit of what it is about and why you just have to try it (our machine will be arriving any day now) I am so excited as I have read, watched, talked to people and done a huge volume of research about it and I know it will enhance everyone’s life. One thing that springs to mind is that it is an antioxidant!! Yep, this water is an antioxidant!!
Good quality food – think fast track to health all the foods are low inflammatory
Intermittent fasting – see this blog for more info on this
Laugh every day and surround yourself with people who you enjoy being with. People that help you grow and evolve
Keep learning and put those learnings into practice
Ground yourself and find a way to still the mind – meditation, walking, swimming – whatever makes you feel good after it
There are of course more but we are talking simplicity and simplicity has to be the key to optimum sustainable health!!