Aging & Healthy Living
that determine Lifetime Fitness
The secret to being ageless
is closely interlinked to 'Living Healthy'. Good health, a positive
attitude, youthful appearance and happiness are by-products.
If you choose to do what is necessary, you choose to live a
long and satisfying life full of good health and good cheer.
And, find the Fountain of Youth, as well.
Exercise, and more exercise.
Exercise is the one age prevention factor that all experts agree
upon. Exercise is the panacea to most ailments, and an amazing
number of age-related maladies can be kept at bay, and even
cured, by exercise alone.
If you are bed-ridden, even
wiggling your toes in a systematic, rhythmic way (combined with
breath exercise) can provide invaluable results. For everyone
whose feet can support them, walking is a basic and enjoyable
form of exercise but, to be effective, a steady pace should
be maintained for a duration of a minimum of 20 minutes. For
those interested in consciously promoting their health and wellness,
we favour and use the Tibetan Rejuvenation Technique, which
is an exercise regimen developed to activate hormonal secretions
of the body. It can be tailored to challenge different levels
of physical fitness, from the most sedentary to the most athletic.
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Until the 1930s, exercise was
a way of life for people in most of the world, including North
America. Walking was an integral part of daily life. Household
chores included maintaining large gardens, chopping wood, mopping
floors etc. So there was no need to consciously introduce other
movement oriented activities into one's daily life. By the middle
of the 20th century, lifestyle in the developed countries became
so appliance oriented that heart disease was endemic.
Today, it is absolutely essential
to introduce some kind of daily exercise ritual into our lives.
And the exercise regimen has to be carefully selected so as
not to over-tax our systems, or create boredom.
Activities considered safe for
older people include, walking, swimming, bicycling, and any
type of rhythmic exercise performed at a moderate pace. But,
please check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.
Maintenance of Weight at normal
level. Yo-yoing with weights and diets damages
your body's metabolic map. Select what works for you, and stick
to it. The way to lose weight, and to maintain correct muscle
to fat body mass ratios, is to exercise more and to eat less.
Researchers confirm that the developed world eats far more than
it needs to, from the nutritional point of view.
The healthy and ageless look is
lean and wiry, not rotund and flaccid.
Food for Nutrition
as well as taste (and for thought).
Avoid eating too much sugar, 'bad' fats, and processed foods
that are high in preservatives. Stick to a diet consisting of
high fiber, fresh vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds, whole
grains and fish. Seafood, rich in fatty fish oils, is highly
recommended. We ourselves are rather partial to some gourmet
foods, such as Lobster, Caviar and Smoked
Salmon, and indulge ourselves on special occasions without
guilt. An occasional portion of meat, say, twice a week, is
acceptable too. Roshmi and I are great believers in The Zone
Diet propounded by Barry Sears Ph.D. which advises frequent
(every 4/5 hours), but planned, meals made up of foods balanced
for their nutritional and health imparting properties. The most
current diet theories recommend that 'good' fat should comprise
about 20% of the total calories ingested.
as much as you comfortably can. But make sure
its boiled and filtered water.
Alcohol should be consumed in
moderation. A glass of wine daily is actually
good for you, and is recommended. However, heavy drinking
can cut down your life-span by years. And it systematically
kills off brain cells. If your chosen tipple is beer, you can
make sure that it is free of preservatives and that it has a
lower alcohol content, by brewing it yourself.
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brew your own beer.
Adequate Sleep is essential for
good health. Your cells can regenerate only
while you sleep. Some hormonal secretions can take place only
when you are in the deep delta 3 and 4 of NREM sleep. If you
can't sleep, you must take corrective steps. Our page on 'sleep'
has more information on this subject. Click
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Laughter IS the best medicine.
Laugh, and the world laughs with you....... (there was some
sense in those old homilies).
Learn to laugh at yourself and
your own foibles. Laughter has positive therapeutic benefits
in promoting health and long life because the act of laughing
Laugh as often as you can, and
as much as you can, for a long and healthy life. For more ways
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Regular sexual activity with one permanent partner has been
estimated to extend life expectancy by at least two years. Almost
all healthy ageless people enjoy regular lovemaking until the
end of their days. Hormonal changes may affect sexual appetite
and desire, while changes in metabolism may translate to physical
inability. Practice of The Tibetan technique will ensure that
you maintain your vitality and stamina.
you age, there is a reduction in the natural lubrication released
by your body, which may cause discomfort. It's easy to solve
this problem without embarrasment.
If you find yourself without
a loving partner, remember that there may be other like-minded
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should be honed. Enjoy life's
pleasures! However, to do so the senses have to be kept sharp
with constant and consistent use. Look after your eyes, ears
and teeth. Get the best treatment you can afford when you need
it. If you're afraid that you won't be able to afford the best,
plan from it from now. Compare
various dental and health plans here. Since we believe
in preventive care, we ourselves have been using a course of
eye exercises and palming, and still have no need for glasses/contacts.
Forget Retirement. Work
makes us who, and what, we are. For many, work is life and life
is work. An 11-year investigation conducted in the U.S. by the
National Institute of Health, of 600 possible variables that
contribute to longevity, found that the degree of job satisfaction
is the greatest single factor affecting longevity. Many people
who retire at the age of 65, die shortly thereafter unless they
are able to pick up some meaningful hobbies, or volunteer work,
or change occupations.
Money. Joblessness, or
the inability to get suitable work, is totally corrosive. This
point is extremely relevant in today's milieu, when the population
is aging, but the 50 plus age group is facing extreme age-related
discrimination in the jobs market-place, despite their expertise.
Under the circumstances, there is no option but to strike out
on one's own and use one's own ingenuity to generate income.
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Learn the Art of Relaxation and
Minimizing Stress. Listed below are some no-cost
ways of keeping stress levels at minimal level:
Make the present moment
If you can't focus on more
than one thing at a time, don't try
Learn to say "no"
to demands that stress you out.
Develop time management
Be selective of how you
use the 24 hours you have each day
Spend some time alone each
day to think and introspect.
Look at life as a learning
experience. Every peak and trough teaches us something
techniques balance the Chakra
system, and are very effective stress busters.
Medical experts agree that it is not possible to obtain
the necessary balanced nutrition from our everyday diet,
unless we are willing to buy expensive organic products.
Crops today grow in soil depleted of their natural nutrients
and loaded with artificial fertilizers. So one has to
depend on vitamin and mineral supplements to ensure good
health and a strong immune system. Flax
seed oil, Folic acid, Omega 3 oils, vitamins B, C, D,
E, Saw Palmetto, L-Carnitine, Garlic and CoQ10 are
some of the ingredients that we ourselves take as supplements
to our normal diet. Only remember that while thousands
of brands are available, some are superior to others.
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Regular consultations with your doctor must be factored
into your schedule. Treatment may also become necessary
in cases of intense pain from Arthritis, requiring immediate
relief (applies to pets, too).
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Aim to stay Mentally Active throughout
life. A series of studies shows that an active
mind keeps one young. At all socio-economic levels, intelligent
people tend to use their minds actively and constantly all of
their lives. Although the mind ages more slowly than any other
organ, without constant use it can atrophy, and our memory would
begin to fail. However, there are systems designed to stimulate
thinking patterns and to keep the brain well oiled. The Sedona
Method helps bring about the mental conditioning that is necessary
to lead a long, 'youthful' and healthy life.
In fact all of the following mental features
are related to positive thought control, and the Sedona Method
will help you to gain them. Click
here to learn how to maintain mental and emotional balance
You are as old, or young, as you think of yourself as being!
The ability to have the self-image of a younger person is a
characteristic of those who are ageless. Mix freely with persons
younger than yourself, and you will soon consider yourself as
one of them! Thinking young includes retaining your youthful
enthusiasm for life. Challenge yourself, but have fun while
doing so. To try out a challenging computer game recommended
by experts on mind-body balance, such as the Dalai Lama and
Drs Deepak Chopra & Thomas Brod, click
A Strong Self-Image.
Think about your strengths and forgive yourself the weaknesses.
Believe in yourself, your life, and your personal dreams. Be
confident and optimistic about the future. Feel good about yourself,
and you will feel good about other people and about life itself.
Maintain an enquiring mind; there is nothing like knowledge
to make yourself look good in your own eyes as well as those
of others. If you don't have time for reading, keep up with
the news, current events, literature, et al by way of digital
audio which you can hear in your car, at work, on the move.
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you introduce some element of order in your life, you will not
be able to make time to fit in all the components for a full
and fulfilling existence. Early to bed, and early to rise......
will ensure production of healthy levels of HGH and Melatonin
by your pituitary gland. You will look and feel more youthful
all your life.
Fear, anxiety, depression and worry are killers that affect
you both physically and mentally. Maintaining a youthful enthusiasm
for things new and different promotes the learning curve.
There are scientific ways, such as the Sedona Method, to jettison
your emotional baggage, and some of us may need to use these.
People live healthier and longer lives in the presence of close
and loving relationships. Studies from around the world show
that loneliness is a major threat to good health and long life.
Relationship is an art that can be honed.Sedona can help in
this area as well!
Smoking two packs a day cuts seven years from the normal life
span. Passive smoking is just as damaging, so make your home
a no smoking zone. If you would like help to kick the
habit, take advantage of Sedona's Free Tape Offer by clicking
on the tape at the bottom of this page.
A little bit more about some
of the systems we recommend:
Method: We recommend this highly
scientific system, contained in 10 audiocassettes. You will
feel much better about yourself and life in general, start
making positive decisions, be more in control of your life,
have better relationships and, in general, experience significant
improvement in your life. The specifics for each individual
vary widely because each of us has our own unique experiences,
goals and life circumstances. Once you discover how to release,
your inner self begins to blossom in many exciting ways.
The Tibetan Technique:
This comprises a set of five simple yoga-like exercises
devised centuries ago by Tibetan monks that, over a period
of time of regular practice, transforms you into a much
younger-looking, vigorous and healthy person. This is achieved
by naturally stimulating your hormonal glands to produce
more hormones. No drugs or stimulants! You will relive your
youth in your mature years. Click
The HoloSync Program:
Holosync audio technology creates what could be described as "high-tech"
meditation. This high-tech approach creates a dramatic acceleration
in the results you gain from your meditation practice, and you go
"deeper" very much faster. An excellent stress reliever!
We use it daily.
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For Life Program: We use this
It is a home-based, natural vision improvement program designed
to help aging vision, nearsightedness, farsightedness, computer
eyestrain and astigmatism. In addition to the eye exercises, the
program also addresses special techniques for preserving eye health
and vision for the future. We are particularly impressed by the
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