• Anita Hollerer-Squire

Staying fit & healthy as we age

Updated: Jun 14

This is Dave, my father-in-law. He is 70 years old - but you would never know when you see him in action! He is fitter and healthier than many 30 year olds. He doesn't just slide down the sand dunes in his spare time (although he does enjoy that) - what keeps him looking and feeling his best, is being active. He walks and runs 4 times a week, swims in the ocean every day in summer, plays golf twice a week and has a daily stretching routine.

When I asked him about his secret, he said: "I think it is doing regular exercise without overdoing it, keeping busy with hobbies and sports , fishing , travel etc and associating with positive people and not listening to negatives. Keeping up with things, news, internet, email, cell phone technology etc. Living for today and not worrying too much about the future or the past and most definitely not worrying about what people think or say about you. Also having a lot of love in my life from my wife and family."

Dave is a great example of aging to perfection and a role model to all of us who know him. I want to be just as fit and healthy when I'm 70 - and that's coming around sooner than I'd like!

There is no escaping getting older. None of us have a choice in that matter. But we do have a choice when it comes to how we age.

The choices we make on a daily basis will determine how we age. The groundwork has to start when we are younger. Getting into healthy habits early on, will set us up for a better future.

How do you create healthy habits?