What’l it be?
How you age and whether you feel old long before you ideally should is about choices…choices you make today! I was having a conversation with my Dads wife re: how many of their close friends are sick, moving to the great beyond, and how this makes my Dad often contemplative and a wee bit sad. My parents defy the stats. My dad is early 80’s his wife mid 70’s . They eat like nutritional champs, split their entrees, eat in with home cooked nutrition packed meals 95% of the time (Oh boy can she cook)! My Dad walks 18 holes 4 to 5 times per week…they do their lil daily therapies at home to stay flexible and laugh a lot! They take exceptional care of themselves by American standards. I am beyond grateful….Young at heart and ones mind is the first thing that comes to mind when I reflect on my parents. They started taking care decades ago. THEY thought ahead and chose NEVER to embrace the nursing home mentality. Bottom line? Maybe think of your nutrition/lifestyle choices as a personal investment. YOUR personal insurance policy… you can’t put a price on it! So, what’s it gonna be?
Deborah Arneson is a Licensed Clinical Nutritionist and consultant providing INTELLIGENT NUTRITION FOR LIFE!!!