Those of you have a certain age may remember a lady by the name of Mae West.
May was famous for her nonchalant attitude and her a quick one-liners. One of her sayings was “I don’t so much think about the men in my life, as I do about the life in my men!“
May had her priorities organised. Many of us want to live longer, to stay around for a bit more, especially when we get to the middle and more years. Somebody said to me recently “who wants to live to be 100?“, and he then promptly added “I suppose if you ask any 99-year-old, you will get a very definite answer.”
While it is a great achievement to extend our lives, we need to ensure in as far as we can that we keep good physical and mental health.
Dr James Rippe, Director of Exercise Physiology of Harvard University stated some years ago that physical exercise, done regularly, not only lengthens life, but helps maintain activity, and more significantly, helps to prevent illness.
Two factors help to ensure this. The first as lung capacity, and the second is good muscle tone.
Both of these factors contribute to a well ventilated system and a vibrant healthy circulation.
Regular exercise, good breathing patterns, and a halfway decent diet will get all of these in place for you.
Put these in place and Your body will find it physically impossible to not respond.