Oh my gosh, the Hudson River is insane today. It's like an ocean and there's a lot of wind, so hopefully, you can hear me!
So the fountain of youth, what is that and why is it important to us?
I'm 51 and I'm already thinking… what am I gonna be like when I'm 80? Am I still going to be able to take walks here? Am I still going to be able to travel and walk around cities, and sightsee and do all those wonderful things? Am I still going to have energy throughout the day from morning until night? What's going to happen?
Well, I certainly want to sustain what I have, which means I want to drink from the fountain of youth!
And I think you probably do, too.
So what are the benefits of drinking from the fountain of youth?
Well, more energy, better sleep, better metabolism, stronger muscles, stronger bones, better GI health, better brain function. That's huge. Right? So how do we drink from the fountain of youth?
Well, there are many different things you could do. But I would say that, besides sleep, the next most important thing is physical activity.
Being physically active is your fountain of youth. That is how you're going to maintain whatever it is that you’ve got now. Because believe me, whatever you have now, if you don't start moving more, it's downhill. I promise you that.
I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that's just the way it works. The less you move, the more rapidly you age and the more things deteriorate.
Okay, so no matter where you are now if you want to get a little bit better, move a little bit more.
Of course, if you have injuries, you have to be careful.
But, the fountain of youth is physical activities/movement.
We are designed to move. We are made to move: walking, hiking, swimming, biking, dancing, gardening, cooking, cleaning around your house, chopping wood are all great examples. And of course, any kind of exercise is going to be great!
Once we hit 40 to 45 years old, we start losing muscle. Every day we lose muscle, it is downhill from there unless we do something to counter that aging process.
And physical activity is the answer. I promise you. It will make a huge difference in your health from now until you are 85, 95, 100 years old.
When we exercise we are building muscle/improving muscle tone and we are improving our bone health.
Our bones and our muscles speak to our liver, our brain, and our GI tract.
Muscle and bone speak to the rest of the body!
That is how you get a good metabolism- by moving! That is how you get stronger bones- by moving! That is how you have nice skin- by moving! That is how you sleep better at night and how you have quick brain health- by moving! That is how you have more energy and how you're in a better mood- I’m telling you, it's the fountain of youth!