“There Is More To Longevity Than Staying Alive” is my motto – my mantra. I need to let you know this is not an original statement of mine, I found it in a magazine. Do you remember when we read magazines?
The discovery of this motto has, over the years, served me as a reminder to live a Full, Happy, Healthy life and to live it Well. This motto reminds to be aware of what contributes to a vital Life. Eat Healthy, we are what we eat. Rest well, I’m told 8 hours of sleep is best. That is one I’m still working on. Be Active, keep moving.
Food is important. I love to eat good food. My eating style has evolved over my lifetime. My focus is to eat Organic with minimal animal proteins and a lot of vegetables and fruits. Drink Lots Of Water!!! I always have a water bottle with me.
To stay active, I do a daily Qi Gong 18 Style Ritual. I have a Hatha Yoga Practice five days a week to maintain physical and mental strength. When out doing errands, I park farther from the front of the store, use the stairs rather than the elevator to add steps to my daily step count.
To keep a positive outlook, I have an early morning Meditation Time. I look for the Good in everything. Be Joyful. Live like a Child.
Television is not a part of my life. To tell the truth I cannot tolerate all of the ads and the style of delivery used to grab and keep our attention. Irritating! A good movie, documentary or PBS Series is always enjoyable.
I also like to be out in the Fresh Air as much possible, especially when the weather is like it is now in the Fall.
What do you do to feel alive, to be active, and to live well?
“There Is More To Longevity Than Staying Alive” – make it your motto!