The twenty-five years following WWII created a population growth spurt which has resulted in higher numbers in the 55 years and older bracket. These baby boomers are in the fastest bracket for health care concerns and needs. Big surprise, no. The continuing question is how to care for this large demographic which currently takes from 20-90% of the health care services.
Fortunately this generation grew up with hard work, motivation, and determination to better themselves. That’s the good news. The bad news is all too often they turn their power over to the medical profession in hopes of finding the magic pill to stave off disease and old age. What needs to be implemented is a new strategy of vitality, generating a robust lifestyle long into old age.
The ‘blue island’ areas on the planet, those locations where people consistently live well into their 80’s, 90’s and 100’s, have dependable statistics of longevity and health. These are the identifiable comparable likenesses between these unique hot-spots on the planet.
1. Good food. Fresh from the garden without pesticides. Little or no meat, fish being the main protein source. Lots of fresh vegetables with beans as an additional protein. Dinners are always light fare.
2. Social time with friends and family is a daily activity.
3. Drinking a glass or more of red wine is a regular activity, even for breakfast. (A bit over the top for me, but hey, who am I to say?)
4. Good happy regular sex is also a mainstay. Men are known to have lasting prowess.
5. Fresh air and getting outside and nature.
6. Staying busy, having purpose. Many are still involved in activities and/or their work/jobs.
If we were to incorporate more of these ideas into our lifestyles, the ability to live well into our golden years with stamina and steam would be the norm. And just trying would be fun: regular wine, great sex, good friends, fresh air, a purpose for rising – wow! With this great combo-platter of ideas, my mind already feels the emotional’ attitude lift which is a vital component of health at any age. The benefits and possible results are definitely worth the effort.
Has anyone tried Chateau Montelena’s Cabernet Savignon? I highly recommend it, just maybe not for breakfast.
Cosmic sunshine to you.