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My secret for positive aging: Positive thinking leads to positive aging
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Positive thinking leads to positive aging. Minimize negativity by significantly reducing news consumption. My wife and I don’t subscribe to any newspapers. We limit the nightly news to one local TV station a few times per week.
We read product labels at the supermarket; minimize the bad stuff; and in short – eat a more healthy diet. Another ingredient for positive aging is acting positive. Donating time to a local worthy cause; volunteering for a fundraising event; or helping out at a food kitchen or homeless shelter, brings tangible rewards for the giver and the receiver. Using your gifts for others, such as entertaining at local nursing homes is a way to act positive. Find a passion in your life. A hobby that gets your adrenaline pumping and your emotions high can create fun, excitement, and special memories.
My wife and I ride our bikes on Rails-to-Trails multiple times a week - locally, regionally, and occasionally when we travel long distances. We usually log over a 1000 miles per year. Personally I get high producing DVD Videos from my photography hobby, creating gifts of love of family and friends’ special occasions. There’s something magically youthful in enjoying something like a child – full of enthusiasm.
One of my favorite quotes: “I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up.”
Submitted by KP, Connecticut