7 Rules to stop aging

I can’t believe that I am at a place in my life where an article in the AARP magazine resonated with me.

The article is from the a book  “Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy- Until you’re 80 and Beyond” by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D.younger-next-year

Chris and Harry outline seven rules and explain them in their book.

The seven rules are:

  1. Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life.
  2. Do serious aerobic exercise four days a week for the rest of your life
  3. Do serious strength training, with weights, two days a week for the rest of your life.
  4. Spend less than you make.
  5. Quit eating crap!
  6. Care.
  7. Connect and commit.

This quote made me stop and think;  “How long you live is 90% genes and 20% you.  But how well you live is 80% up to you and 20% genes.

This made me stop and think. I do have a say in how the next chapter in my life plays out.  It will take commitment, some time, re-evaluating  what is important and what I am willing to do.

I now go to the gym three times a week. Thanks to my wife Lauren I have a healthy lunch to eat at work, and fun plans for our time off. I plan on doing everything I can to maximize how well I will live.

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About drgaryk

Dr. Gary Kracoff is a registered pharmacist with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine who provides in-depth consultative services at Johnson Compounding & Wellness. Gary’s guiding philosophy is to treat the person as a whole, not to chase symptoms. He focuses on finding the “why” to what is happening physically and mentally, and works with individuals to restore balance in the body. Gary frequently lectures at pharmacy, medical, and health-oriented conferences. He is an educator at the Academy of Integrative Medicine, conducting two-day seminars for health care professionals twice a year. Gary also serves on the faculty of the Center for Education and Development of Clinical Homeopathy.
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