What Are The Habits Of A Long And Happy Life?

What Are The Habits Of A Long And Happy Life?

BY MOLLY WATTS

  “Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul”  –  Sam Ullman

If you are like most people our age, you have a certain amount of fear and worry when it comes to aging. You’ve noticed changes in yourself—a dependence on reading glasses, a changing waistline, maybe some moments of forgetfulness?  And it’s hard not to get a little anxious when you look ahead ten, fifteen, twenty years. I understand! I watched as my parents grew older and took two very different paths towards aging.

As I started my own “aging” journey, I realized pretty quickly that I wanted to avoid aging like my mother, and achieve aging like my dad.

My mother battled depression, arthritis and alcohol abuse and watching her was sad, painful and downright scary. She lived until eighty, but really spent the last twenty years of her life in steady decline.  In contrast, my dad has endured four heart procedures, prostate cancer, and long-term care for my mother with a cheerful attitude and an active, full life. At 90, he is playing golf most days, is very involved in his community, and is still our family’s undisputed favorite person.

Statistics say that if you reach the age of 65, your average life expectancy is another 20 years. Most of us will see 85. Wouldn’t it be nice to be happy about it once you get there?

 

 

 

lifeAs I started my own “aging” journey, I realized pretty quickly that I wanted to avoid aging like my mother, and achieve aging like my dad. So I started first with analyzing the last forty years of my Dad’s life. I then began talking to people, observing other older folks I http://shop.fiveforlfe.co/?knew, and reading A LOT of books and articles from experts.

Through that analysis and research I boiled down “optimistic aging” to five daily actions that create the habits of a HAPPIER, longer life. We call it Five for Life©. Each action is scientifically proven to help you live longer and to increase your positive outlook and optimism. The best thing about it? You don’t have to wait until you’re eighty to feel better. And even if you are eighty, our plan can still help you live a HAPPIER, longer life.

The easiest way to build new habits is to follow a plan and use a tool to track your progress. The Five for Life Planner™ incorporates all five daily actions and puts them in an easy-to-follow format. For more information or to order one today visit : https://shop.fiveforlife.co For more information on Five for Life™ visit www.fiveforlife.co

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Statistics say that if you reach the age of 65, your average life expectancy is another 20 years. Most of us will see 85. Wouldn’t it be nice to be happy about it once you get there?

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