We can decide what exercise we take. We can choose what we eat and drink. We can’t make choices about all aspects of our health but we do know that exercise and healthy nutrition will enhance our quality of life.
Positive ageing is partly about the choices we can make. It’s also about accepting the aspects of our lives that we have not chosen.
Growing older usually brings new challenges to our physical and emotional health. These challenges are individual, so we need to work out, at a personal level, how we can adapt to the things we can’t control while making positive choices about the things we can control.
People who grow older more successfully find ways to exercise, irrespective of their physical health. There is now overwhelming evidence that exercise improves and sustains our minds as well as our bodies.
There is also compelling evidence that simple choices about our food and drink will enable us to live well. If we don’t take exercise we can start now. We can change our diet anytime we choose.
If this element is missing, our choices about exercise and nutrition will mean that our health is compromised and our quality of life is diminished.