What will my health look like 20 years from now?
Do you believe that it is the luck of the draw?
Many of us are biased by our generational belief system of what ageing looks like. Our subconscious is guided predominantly by what our parents and grandparents experienced, even in terms of expected life span.
If we follow the same habits as our predecessors, we likely have similar outcomes.
We cannot change our DNA; however, through diet and lifestyle choices, we can change the expression of our DNA. If we take the knowledge from their experience and make change early, we can have a very different outcome. Naturally, we can also make choices that they didn’t, that are not in the best interests of our health and have substantially worse results.
Many of our daily choices and actions are setting us up for outcomes ahead. Even small actions done daily create the bones for healthier ageing. Incidental exercise is an excellent example of this.
These can include, but are not limited to:
- Inclusion of incidental exercise
- Changing everyday movement to activate your core, such as sitting and standing without leaning for support, squatting to lower cupboards (not bending)
- Adequate good quality water (not tap water)
- Mostly Alcohol-free days
- Mostly home-cooked whole foods: predominantly plant source
- Make housework your friend (yes, most of us hate it, but let’s look at some as a gym workout). Pay yourself for housework and use that for your self-care treats.
- Get out in nature as much as possible.
- Use natural products for cleaning.
- Use natural hair care, skincare, and cosmetics.
- Treat yourself to a self-care action as often as possible.
- Use the ‘healthy life platter’ model.
In terms of healthy ageing …… Are your actions in line with your goals?