I love to people watch. It’s so interesting to see the differences in people; in their mobility, how youthful, positive and vital they are.
It never ceases to amaze me how people of the same age can differ so dramatically. One day while I was walking down by the river I passed two women; they both looked to be in their 70s, give or take. One woman was using a walker; the other was riding a bicycle. My initial reaction was “why would the lady with the walker allow herself to get like that”? I believe that everyone has the option to remain strong, healthy and vital throughout their lives. We were not put on this planet to deteriorate and live in pain all the time. I live in a small town in Ontario with a large senior population. It amazes me how many electric scooters there are in this town and I can’t help but think that most of these are avoidable.
Having thought about this more, I realize that it’s not so cut and dried. Sometimes things happen that are beyond our control. However … we DO have an enormous amount of say in how we live our lives and how healthy we can be. In a nutshell it boils down to what we eat, how much we move, our mindset and our heartset. The people we associate with have a huge influence on who we are and how we age. I don’t feel anywhere near my age. I have friends in their 20’s to the 70’s and I get something different from all of them.
I address a lot of the “how” in aging gracefully with a strong libido in the post How good health can affect your sex life. I encourage you to read this article if you want to be strong and vital well into your 80’s and 90’s. The vast majority of disease is preventable. I don’t say this to berate you or to make you feel bad. I’ve abused my fair share of food and have been a major couch potato in my day. But it’s never too late to start to eat healthy, get up and move every day (walking is one of the best things you can do for yourself), keep a positive attitude and practice love and forgiveness. Forgiving others (and yourself) is for YOU … not the other person.
In case you’re not familiar with me, I’m a holistic sexpert. I help women navigate hormonal changes in their life, manage their stress levels and connect them with their sexual power so they can live their best lives. Too many women have lost their interest in sex … or is it the partner they’ve lost interest in? Too many women are too tired and depleted that that last thing on their minds is sex even though it can improve your health, your hormones AND your mood.
Why is sex so important and why do I focus most of my time on it? There are so many health benefits to it from boosting your immune system to make you healthier (who doesn’t need that right now … but really, any time?), to balancing your hormones to improving bladder control, not to mention improving your intimacy with your partner. What if you don’t have a partner? Everything else still applies. AND …. a healthy sex life helps protect men from prostate cancer (I kid you not), and helps to boost anyone’s confidence!