Sep 03, 2015 09:21PM
● By Kris Urquhart
While driving I couldn’t remember my next turn so I asked my son, Ryan, to help navigate. Somehow it digressed into a discussion of “who said what” leading me to say, “Ryan, don’t argue with me, your mom is just getting old and the brain isn’t as sharp as it used to be.” To which he replied, “Mom! You are not old. You are only in your fifties!”
Dr. Christiane Northrup, women’s health expert, in our feature article, Ageless Being, tells us “Yes, we are destined to grow older, but decrepitude and what we call aging is an optional state,” Northrup adds. “Our genes, nutrition and environment are under our control far more than we may have thought. Words are powerful. Don’t talk yourself into believing your brain is turning to mush just because you are over 40.”
It turns out there is quite a bit we can do in terms of lifestyle choices that can help us flourish emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. Dietary choices, detoxing, avoiding sugar and reducing stress are key. Improving my diet has been a continuous project over the years. As a result of being gluten-sensitive, I already avoid many inflammatory foods. However, there is always room for improvement. I’ve added a new detox shake to my morning routine and have climbed back on the exercise wagon. Now, if I can embrace cooking again I may just trim a few years off my age!
This issue is packed with ideas to help you live an ageless life. Create success and choose happiness with four tips to flip the joy switch. Explore tips for choosing safer and sustainable seafood on page 24. In honor of Yoga Month, we share how yoga is entering the medical mainstream. Plus, discover how enrolling young kids in over-coached sports may be too much too soon. Then learn what major leagues sports organizations are doing to meet their goal of going green. I hope you find inspiration within these pages to adopt an ageless attitude!
Here’s to feeling young and ageless!
Kris Urquhart, Publisher