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Live the Life You Were Born to Live… with Gusto!
Remember the famous painting, Whistler’s Mother? It was painted by James Whistler in 1871. His mother was only 67 years old, yet she appears to be relegated to her rocking chair and not too happy.
Compare her to Armand Gendreau, a skydiver at age 101. And Johanna Quas, a gymnast at age 87. Or how about Dan Pellman, who set five world records at the Senior Olympics… at 100 years young.
Now that’s Vitality!
As you can see, some people are defying the ‘belief’ in aging. Of course, genetics play a role, but many experts are saying that our mental and emotional states – and lifestyle behavior – may be even more important to longevity.
And thanks to biotechnology and other medical advancements, scientists say we could live much longer than we ever thought possible. In fact, a 2015 article in Time magazine suggested that today’s babies will live more than 140 years.
Yes, there are rapid advances in medicine, neuroscience and synthetic biology beneath all of these longevity projections – which are truly amazing!
But what can you do, today, to make sure you live a happy, vital, energetic life like Armand, Johanna and Dan… and do it with gusto?
I mean, would you really want to live to 120 or more, if you couldn’t do all the things you love to do – and feel good doing them?
Sleep. Nutrition. Movement. Stress-free.
“But wait a minute,” you’re probably saying. That’s what I always hear. And you’d be right because your good health depends on how well YOU take care of your body, mind and spirit. It’s all about choice – or free-will.
One area of study that’s providing more understanding in the cause and prevention of losing our age-related vitality is the study of cognitive decline – decreasing brain function.
According to the World Health Organization, Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases will affect one out of every five people at some point in life.
Let that sink in for a moment. Consider yourself and four other people in a room, and one of you will likely be affected by a brain disease, like Alzheimer’s. That’s stunning.
I watched my mother go through the various stages of Dementia, and it’s not a pretty picture. As she slowly, then more rapidly, lost her memory. Toward the end, she didn’t even know who her five kids were. She recognized our faces and was thrilled to see us, but could not remember who we were to her.
However, there is a silver lining behind this dark, dreary cloud!
Decades of research is showing us that declining brain health and cognitive loss are NOT inevitable. You can continue to learn, reason, remember and adapt your thinking processes well into old age.
The research confirms that you can retain your mental sharpness, by incorporating healthy lifestyle behaviors that will become habits:
- Adjust what/how you eat
- Get enough exercise (move that body)
- Sleep, sleep, beautiful sleep
- Deal with life’s challenges, gracefully
- Nurture important relationships
You can become a cognitive fitness expert, if you become fully committed to living healthy behaviors until one day you’ll realize they’ve become a habit… it’s just how you live now.
As you feel better, stronger, more energetic – and your mind is sharp as a tack, life becomes a lot more fun, doesn’t it?
“The hero who can save you is in the mirror!”
Be the Hero in Your Story
At TriVita and also at the TriVita Clinic of Integrative Medicine, we believe that only you can make decisions, based on your inner beliefs about WHO you are.
Lasting changes come from inside – not from outside influences. Make your commitment to be healthy, happy and vibrant, based on your inner values and purpose.
Do you want to live a healthy, robust life to do the things you love to do? Or to be there for your family? Or maybe you want to be able to help others in some way that’s meaningful to you.
Whatever your WHY… it’s that reason that is big enough for you to be the hero in your story. We’re here to help you do that because we believe that wellness is your birthright.
When Diet & Exercise are Not Enough
Proper eating habits and exercise are absolutely essential to our bodies. But sometimes our bodies need a little extra help. That’s why there’s TriVita and the TriVita Clinic of Integrative Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona.
This month, we’re focusing on brain-health supplements… and we have some amazing ones to help you age younger, feel better and live your amazing life full-out!
As I’m sure you’re aware, TriVita is the ONLY place you can find Alfred Libby’s original, patented formula for the ‘little pink pill’ that simply dissolves under your tongue… rushing into your bloodstream for faster absorption. (This is so important for folks with gastric issues because it bypasses the intestinal tract.)
Daily and consistent use of the Libby original, patented formula delivers 100% of the recommended, daily requirements for B12, B6 and B9.
Your body doesn’t store B12, but you need it every day. So you’ll want to make sure you include this in your other lifestyle habits… you’re worth it! We wash our bodies, brush our teeth and our hair, daily, right? We also must give our bodies the nutrients it needs (on the inside) every, single day to operate at optimum efficiency.
I’d like to leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Ghandi: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
I believe that we humans are much more powerful than we realize. If you can imagine it… you can achieve it.
Imagine health. Imagine vitality. Imagine love & peace. See it, feel it, live it… with intention.
And by all means… live with GUSTO!
Yours in joy,
PS: Don’t forget to grab a box or two of Alfred Libby’s Slow Dissolve B-12.