The Rip Van Winkle syndrome ….

ATTN: Health tips for a longer – healthier life.

I can tell you firsthand, the years pass very quickly and old age creeps up on you like a thief in the night, You never see it coming. One day you open your eyes (if you are lucky), you are past 40, past 50, past 60 and wonder where the hell the time went.

It seems like I was 18 a couple of months ago

There are a lot of people that take care of themselves physically and mentally, but on the other side of the coin, I will bet that triple that amount do not. They abuse themselves by eating too much, not exercising, still sucking on cancer sticks, and hitting the bottle excessively (wine is a very big thing these days), Some idiots are out there doing what they like to call Recreational drugs. (In my opinion, there is no such animal, you are either a dope head or not).

Hanging around with the wrong crowd is definitely one of the biggest obstacles/temptations many people are up against who are so concerned about being popular with in the crowd. It is very difficult to try and maintain a decent/clean lifestyle when you are surrounded by mental cripples. When people sleep with dogs they usually get fleas.

I would much rather have a solo existence then going down the tube with the rest of the fools

It takes a lot of backbone, determination and Intestinal fortitudeattention to stay on the straight and narrow when everyone else around you is abusing their body.

Health issues rarely cross our minds when we were young. We tend to take good health for granted. Once we start having aches and pains, arthritis, bad backs, bad feet, bad everything is when we start being concerned. Many times it is too late to turn the clock back around

I always like to quote my old friend Dean Martin that said; if I knew I was gonna live this long, I would have taken better care of myself

One of the most important good habits to develop is getting the proper rest.

The eight items are: Quit tobacco, eat better, get active, manage weight, manage blood pressure, control cholesterol, reduce blood sugar and get healthy sleep.

A small part of my routine – still banging @ 80 plus

There was a time in my life I probably didn’t behave as well as I should have but one thing I always maintained was my workout discipline. That is the reason I am here talking about it.

I am lucky or should I say disciplined enough to have worked out all my life and I believe it is paid off in spades. I can still go a couple of rounds @ 80 plus.

Don’t take good health for granted. It is very precious and should be given a lot more attention than most people do.

Unfortunately; most people do not start paying attention to their health until bad health starts kicking them in the ass and they start going the other way.

It is never too late to get yourself on the right track and lead a healthier and cleaner lifestyle.

The part of this article above that caught my eye, besides the obvious was getting enough sleep.

If your schedule permits it, don’t be afraid or guilty to put your feet up for 1/2 hour a couple times a day, you earned it and it will do you a world of good in the long run.

There are no guarantees in life. We would not want to have a crystal ball, we may not want to look in it.

No one knows how long they’re going to live or how soon they are going to cash-in. By leading a healthy lifestyle we may add a few years or a few months to our longevity. Your kids will love you for it.

Always remember; it is not always how long you live, it is how well you live.

Develop a good workout routine – depending on your age and physical condition it takes minimal exercise, probably 30 minutes a day. walking, doing push-ups (from your knees if necessary), doing deep breathing exercises.

The Internet is filled with exercise routines for people of all ages. Working out is not a matter of becoming totally exhausted. it is a matter of increasing your heart rate, developing good breathing patterns, and working your metabolism.

Laziness and lack of discipline are probably the most prominent reason most people don’t exercise. If you can not do 30 minutes a day, start out with 10 minutes, get to 15 minutes, 20 minutes and finally your goal of 30 minutes a day.

You will be absolutely astounded as to how good you feel after your workout. Initally, soreness is a big part of getting into condition, but that will soon pass.

If you have access to a sauna by all means use it

We only go around one time so take good care of yourself. Eat Right, get the proper rest (everyone is different), go to the doctor when you should, be cautious but not paranoid.

The better we take care of ourselves, the more we are able to take care of our loved ones

About The Goomba Gazette

COMMON-SENSE is the name of the game Addressing topics other bloggers shy away from. All posts are original. Objective: impartial commentary on news stories, current events, nationally and internationally news told as they should be; SHOOTING STRAIGHT FROM THE HIP AND TELLING IT LIKE IT IS. No topics are off limits. No party affiliations, no favorites, just a patriotic American trying to make a difference. God Bless America and Semper Fi!
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