The Fountain of Youth

Ever heard the phrase “Dress for the Job you want”? Well, this applies to all things we want to do/be.

Often do I hear people in their older years wishing they were younger, wishing they had more energy, wishing they were quicker, sharper. But then I see the same people unwilling to do any activities that would involve using said energy and abilities. One minute I hear “Aaaaah to be young”, and the next “I’m way too old to do that.”

On the other hand, I have also seen people in the same age bracket getting as involved as they can, in as many activities as they can. They always seem to find the energy to do all they want. I have been a cyclist for about eight years now, and you would be amazed what I have seen 70+ year old men do on a bicycle. Hmmmmmm (do you see where I am going here?).

If we want to stay young, energetic, and sharp, then we have to DO what young energetic sharp people do. Here are some ideas:

  • Dancing
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Running
  • Power Walking

These are just a few. There are literally hundreds more ideas. If we want to stay young, we have to keep our bodies and minds in a constant state of motion. This is the only way to “slow down the clock.” Avoid the couch and rocking chair. Once we sit down and get comfortable, that is when we get sloooow. Then we really do age.