Because Growing Old Shouldn't Suck
“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?”
I know in my mind I’m still 20 something. If I didn’t know better that’s how old I’d say I was. Regardless of my biological age, I always want to feel young.
Never stop playing. If you act old then you’ll feel old and then BE old. Life is just starting to get good around the 40s. Don’t let the aging stigma keep you from doing the things you love. Get out and play. Go dancing. Breathe fresh air. Lift heavy things and run fast sometimes.
No more midlife crisis. It’s time for midlife joy!
Successful Aging Is Easy
There’s an immense amount of information available at your fingertips at a moment's notice. The bad thing about that is all the confusion. Do this, not that. Eat this, not that. Move this way, not that way. Sitting is equal to smoking. Seriously? All that nonsense drives me crazy!
Here are the basic principles to successful aging
Eat Real Food
Stop worrying about the latest “superfood”. Eat a diet filled with a variety of whole foods including vegetables, lean meats, nuts, berries, and seeds. All whole
foods are super in their own right. It really is that simple.
No magic Formula
There are no shortcuts to successful aging. The path isn’t a difficult one. But it is long. And it requires consistency. Each of us has our own path to follow and it should be based on how it makes you feel rather than what your favorite celebrity is doing this month.
A Basic Foundation
- Eat whole food, not too much, mostly plants
- Get 30 minutes of physical activity daily
- Play cognitive games daily
- Have fun and laugh
- Get at least 7 hours of sleep
- Be social
- Be optimistic
- Have a sense of purpose
Bryan Adair is not a doctor. He didn’t go college to learn a special skill. But that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his passion for health, fitness, and successful aging. Since 1988 his drive to learn all he can about health culminated in becoming a Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Coach and a Crossfit trainer. He opened a gym in 2011 and has since gained a true calling for successful aging. Never one to feel as if he has all the answers, he constantly seeks out experts in fields related to successful aging. He is the epitome of the phrase “Always a student, sometimes a teacher.