Rejuvenated at Age 77

Retired and Ready for More

It is widely believed that aging is associated with an inevitable decline of physical and mental conditions. We are told that some diseases are expected with old age and that we must accept our “senior moments” as normal for our age.

However, new research shows that old age is not a disease, and that we can live a healthy and active life until the end.

In this article I will discuss some steps we can take to live fully and thrive in our golden years.

My Message

My stated goal since retirement has been to remain active, to live life fully and thrive. To be ready for more. More experiences, more learning and more new memories.

However, I did not always act accordingly. The nagging thought that my health may deteriorate as I age was always on my mind. This negative conditioning from TV commercials constantly advertising medications for new and old diseases was taking its toll. But no more.

I had my “Eureka” moment and I now know that a healthy lifestyle will lead to a healthy and fulfilling old age. It is all coming together now.

It started with reading a book “The Longevity Paradox” by Steven Gundry, MD where he makes the case on how to die young at a ripe old age. The book is based on his experience as a heart surgeon and on his own research. Most importantly the conclusions presented are supported by more than 100 references to scientific and scholarly papers, and studies.

It is a must read for all seniors. I will not try to describe his plan for healthy living but I will say that he clearly explains the science behind the success of his program, and that it is a very comprehensive program.

What I have been Missing

My biggest surprise was when I found out that a few techniques presented in the book, such as intermittent fasting, restricted calorie intake, limiting protein consumption, and physical exercise plans were being followed by some of my friends and family already. I was just not paying attention. I even have books in my library on the same subjects.

This week we visited our new grand daughter, one week old, and very beautiful in the unbiased opinion of this proud grandfather. But in chatting with our son, Edward, he mentioned that he has been doing intermittent fasting for the last year with a noticeable increase in energy. Our daughter-in-law, Kristi, added that she loved Buffalo Mozzarella ( Made from Buffalo milk, which has a healthy casein A2 instead of the dangerous casein A1 present in cows milk).

Later in the day talking with our youngest daughter, Alexis, via Skype in Vermont, she said that she too has been doing intermittent fasting for the last six months. Where have I been that I did not know this before?

But now I am a convert to the Longevity Paradox Program for a healthy lifestyle. The world watch out!

Conclusion

Living a full life after retirement is possible. Retirement is not retirement from life, but an opportunity to reassess our priorities and redirect our activities to what is now important to us. Hence, the “golden years”. We have earned the freedom from our past obligations and are now ready for new challenges of our choosing.

But in order to have the health and energy to pursue our dreams it is our responsibility to follow a healthy lifestyle.

BE READY FOR MORE !

Carlos

References

1- The Longevity Paradox, Steven R.Gundry, MD – 2019

2- Live Young Forever, Jack Lalanne – 2009

3- 3 Steps to Incredible Health, Joel Fuhrman, MD – 2011

5 thoughts on “Rejuvenated at Age 77

  1. Wow, for someone to think like this, that person must be smart. You are smart. I have to agree that retirement from work is not retirement from life. There are so many old people I know that are very much active. My dad for example loves golfing and he cooks a lot. My mum who is also retired has found solace with beautiful plants. That book, I need to buy it. Not just for my parents but for me too. I am also aging you know. Lol. Nice post on rejuvenation for seniors.

  2. I love your article! I am 67 and have been feeling the same thing since I retired 3 years ago.
    I like to keep moving and sometimes it’s hard because my internet business has me sitting here at the computer quite a lot.
    But the fact of the matter is that I too, have read about Dr. Steven Gundry and his own experiences.
    I think Dr. Gundry has a lot of awesome points in his book.
    I want to live as long as possible and as healthy as possible too.
    I think we can all learn a lot from your article and Dr. Gundry!
    Do you feel that it’s never too late to begin?

    1. You are so right Rob. It is never too late to begin living a full life after retirement. Starting a business can also add enthusiasm and a sense of being engaged in the world. Your approach of running an internet business is a great way to stay active and develop new friends. For those considering starting an internet business the attached article will be helpful. https://expandyoursmallbusiness.com/success

  3. Hi, I completely agree with you. I am not at the retirement age yet, however my father is 84 years old and been retired for some time. He has kept both his mind and body active. He exercises and rides a bicycle everyday. He also plays the clarinet and reads books to keep his mind sharp.

    Since retiring, he has gone on vacations and he still rides a motorcycle to this day. He also builds furniture for his house. He has never stopped and I believe that is why he is still so sharp at age 84. 

    Thanks for this nice article, it just confirms that we don’t have to stop living just because we reach a certain age. Have fun!

  4. Hi, I completely agree with you. I am not at the retirement age yet, however my father is 84 years old and been retired for some time. He has kept both his mind and body active. He exercises and rides a bicycle everyday. He also plays the clarinet and reads books to keep his mind sharp.

    Since retiring, he has gone on vacations and he still rides a motorcycle to this day. He also builds furniture for his house. He has never stopped and I believe that is why he is still so sharp at age 84. 

    Thanks for this nice article, it just confirms that we don’t have to stop living just because we reach a certain age. Have fun!

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