Let’s start with how to keep your heart young. What does that mean. If you look it up, it says: Reduce your blood pressure, lower your cholesterol level, don’t smoke, maintain a healthy weight, eat a healthy diet, be physically active.
But what I am talking about is being young at heart. First feeling young at heart may help you live longer. Keeping a good attitude, and a positive one. Trying to keep a youthful prospective attitude. Letting things go in your life that will bring you down.
They say the average American starts feeling old at the age of 47yrs. And of course, like most of us we feel it in our bodies at around 50yrs. Our knees begin to hurt. It is hard to sit on the hard ground and cross your legs. We are having pains and aches that we never had before. Watching our parents before us who seem so old and complain about every little ache, we begin to see what they are talking about.
And of course, we are too busy with our jobs that we forgot what fun exercise can be. No one has the time. We go to work, come home, eat and watch TV. But if you can remember when you were young, you would go to school and come home and play. We forgot what play is.
Do you remember what play is? A kind of recreation for enjoyment. As an adult we are not playing kick the can, but we can enjoy life as if we were still young. We can go on fun walks, or ride our bikes with our kids or grandkids. We can take hikes in the woods or mountains. Or maybe get on a sports team.
And as we are enjoying ourselves, we are keeping ourselves young. Now that doesn’t mean, we won’t have sore muscles or wrinkles on our face. But the heart is what counts and we want to keep it young.
Of course in doing this fun exercise we are also we are trying to lower our blood pressure, and keeping our cholesterol down without even trying.
What are you doing to try and keep yourself young?
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