My father passed away at 91-years-of-age. He was an active man until his deteriorating knee made movement excruciatingly painful. Even then, however, he refused to get around with a wheel chair or a scooter chair.
5. Don’t pay somebody to do a job you’re able to do yourself.
Doing jobs yourself is more than a way to save money. It’s a way to stay strong and fit. Finishing a job and the satisfaction that comes from doing it well is a highly effective way to manage stress.
4. Start every day with 1/2 a grapefruit.
Grapefruit is a good source of vitamin C and soluble fiber. We know that vitamin C helps to prevent cell damage. Soluble fiber helps lower the bad LDL levels in the blood. Including fruit and vegetables in every meal is a way to ensure you get your optimal 5-9 servings daily.
My dad wasn’t one to choose sedentary entertainment over getting out and “doing something fun.” He was an avid skier – snow and water, loved sailing, hiking, and ice skating. We had to beg him to take us to the movies, but he was always agreeable when we asked to go skiing!