Put 'Old' on Hold
Those in their 40's and 50's can live longer and feel better in their 60's and 70's by making six key changes now
(PRWEB) August 12, 2005
Barbara Morris, an anti-aging expert, pharmacist, and author of Put Old on Hold, says that with the right information and motivation, 40- and 50-year olds can enjoy an extra 25 years of the Âgood life.Â
Morris, 75, claims itÂs easy and offers some how-to advice that has worked for her:
Integrate the future into the present. At 40 and 50 people are concerned about work, kids, gray hair, weight gain, health issues, dependent parents, and not enough energy. While managing these concerns, be thinking ahead. Visualize your future. Know what you want your life to be like 25 years down the road.
Be your own best friend. That means being in control of your health. Find a traditionally trained physician with expertise in anti-aging medicine and nutrition to help you rethink your relationship with food and medicine. When you take charge of your health, you will love your life knowing you will function as a 40-year-old when you are 65.
DonÂt tell your age. When others know your exact age, you expose yourself to their biases, perceptions, and expectations for how someone Âyour ageÂ should conform to societyÂs norms. If you appear younger than you are, and your age is not known, you are less likely to hear Âact your ageÂ and other ageist remarks.
Avoid negative self-talk. You are what you say you are, so donÂt tell yourself you are getting old, or refer to yourself as an Âold broadÂ or Âold geezer.Â Negative self-talk isnÂt cute; it damages self-esteem and shuts down motivation for improvement.
Stay H. I.P. (Healthy, In control, and Powerful) by monitoring how you are changing. At 40 and 50, take an inventory of your youthful attributes (such as mental and physical strength and flexibility) that you want to keep. Work to maintain and improve what you have. ItÂs easier to keep what you have than to try to get back whatÂs lost.
Believe itÂs possible to Put Old on Hold. Remember when the most respected scientific minds in the universe decreed the earth was flat? Reject flat earth thinking about getting older. You can feel and function as an energetic, productive, full-of-life 40-year-old for an extra 25 years. ItÂs your call.
Website: http://www. PutOldonHold. com (http://www. PutOldonHold. com)
Put Old on Hold
Author: Barbara Morris, R. Ph.
Publication Date: 2004
Publisher: Image F/X Publications