What Does Middle Age Mean for Your Health?

From the time we are kids, to the time we are well into our thirties, our health is something we take for granted. The lack of thought and concern that we show to something this important comes from abundance of good health, and our lack of experience in having anything but. As children and young adults we jump, bounce and crash into life with the complete and total belief that nothing can ever stop us.

Living like there is always a tomorrow is not all bad; life is an adventure meant to be enjoyed. But if we don’t prepare ourselves for how our bodies will change as we grow older, then we are in for a rude awakening. There is no rule that says that we have to stop enjoying life once we hit a certain age. It’s actually quite the contrary; many people are now realizing that life gets better as one becomes more enlightened and experienced.

Bettering your odds of remaining healthy as you head into middle age is as simple as deciding which parts of your body and mind you would like to keep, and then taking care of them so you can. Anything will go to waste if it’s neglected long enough, even you. Do not waste your time taking the attitude that, by taking care of yourself, you are not growing old gracefully. There is nothing graceful about not being at your best, whatever your age is.

Most of what people believe about aging originates from fear. In this era where information reigns, it’s time to dispel the fear and replace it with facts:

You are not destined to gain several pounds every year after forty; your metabolism has not gone into retirement. Your metabolism will only slow if you do not stay active. If you were never active before, this is a good time to start. You can end up in better shape than you ever could have imagined.

You will not lose your sex drive as you get older; the truth is, use it or lose it. It’s all up to you to keep the fires in your loins stoked. Besides, if this were true, why would there be geriatric porn?

Your skin and hair can be absolutely brilliant at any age. Drinking plenty of water and eating vitamin rich foods every day will make you shine and glow. Even twenty year olds get wrinkled skin and dull hair if they don’t drink enough water.

Mentally you are superior. This is the best time in your intellectual life. The knowledge you have accumulated is the bridge to higher levels of consciousness and pure enlightenment.

Getting to the point in life where so much of what used to be confusing, is now making sense, is very freeing. You are now free to do the things that make you feel good and be healthier, without worrying about what others will think. You are old enough to confidently make good decisions about what you eat and how much you sleep. You do not let fear stand in the way of getting yourself to the doctor for your annual checkups. Most importantly you have the knowledge to be the master of yourself and the discipline to do it well.