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EXERCISE MOVE YOUR BODY By Thom Mcfadden: Say A Babyboomer Senior Years

When I was 3 years old my mother and father divorced leaving my mother as a single mom raising my older brother and me. We had to move in with my grandmother, who everybody called MaMa Lake.

She said that my father fell in love with long-distance and hopefully one day he would return and show us how much he loved us. He didn’t do that for many many years, so I was raised by women, my mother and “Mama Lake” who showed me life in a way that I would have never experienced if I hadn’t had her as my guide. For her 85th birthday, I flew her out to Hollywood to stay for a month.

She had never flown on an airplane, nor had she been more than a hundred miles from her little farm. She worked selling eggs and butter and doing farm chores. She was not dazzled by Hollywood. She kept herself busy by taking care of me.

On a night when the guys were playing poker at my house. She was in the kitchen making hot water cornbread and blackeyed peas, one of the guys said “You know MaMa Lake, You can’t find a woman who can bake a cake or make an apple pie anymore. ”She looked him straight in the eye and said, “I know honey, but you can’t find a man that can plow 40 acres either!”

That Sage advice from Mama Lake was over 50 years ago. Boy times have changed now, If you would like a cake or cherry pie you just pick it up at the bakery or if you’re hungry and you would like hot meals you just call the restaurant and you have Uber deliver it. Almost incomprehensibly the great problem of our time is overindulgence & idleness.

In short, we have adopted a lifestyle which for people designed as we were designed is nothing less especially in retirement is a disease more deadly than cancer war or plague we live longer because of modern medicine but many of us live wretchedly and many of us die much younger than we should. The point of “Stop Acting Your Age Is that we have to learn to cure ourselves, in the midst of all this plenty we will live and prematurely die in unnecessary pain.

So how do we choose between older and younger? We are not going to become hunter-gatherers again.

The take-home message is simple. Everything you do physically, everything you eat, everything you think and feel, every emotion and experience changes your body and your brain in physical ways that were set in stone eons ago.

Physical exercise and involvement in life trigger Great Waves of “growth” messages throughout your body and mind. If you send the right messages. Now, some of you may disagree with these numbers, but I feel we all have several billion years of evolution and trillions of ancestors on your side, sending out primitive messages by the billions, making you stronger, more agile, smarter…. better able to take Hard Knocks. Now, I may be off a few billion years, But we were hunters and gathers and we could plow 40 acres!

Exercise is the only way to engage your body and your physical brain, if you do it, you will get “younger”. Not completely, but to an astonishing degree.

 

If you would like to have more of Thom’s tips on how to Stop Acting Your Age Please, subscribe, and let me know in the comments anything you would like me to share anything in an upcoming episode.

Always remember to feel young, think young, ACT young.

And don’t be afraid to drink from the fountain of youth – Your mind.

Keep Your Eyes on the PRIZE! By Thom McFadden Senior B Bopper Citizen

What did I come in here For?

 

One morning I was staring out the kitchen window wondering why did I come in here for? Then I heard the toaster pop,

 

“Oh! Toast!”

 

Yeah, that’s how quickly I’ve forgotten. We’re going to realize that this will happen more and more often.

 

There are several neat ways to improve our attention and focus that you may not have heard of and I’ll share them with you:

 

Organize

 

Keep everything organized, everything should have its own place and kept there every time. The worse lie we tell ourselves “I won’t need to write that down”. Have calendars or planners, sticky notes if you want, or get a voice recorder to tape small reminders you thought of at that moment to transfer to the calendar later.

 

Use it or Lose it

 

Keep your brain active and give yourself a mental workout – read, do crosswords, play chess or other games, and any other mental stimulating activity. Challenge the grandkids to a card game, board game, or even a video game.

 

Stay Healthy

 

This is a no brainer for us to stay healthy overall, but it does help with memory health. Sleeping well, exercising, avoiding stress, and eating such brain-boosting foods such as avocados, blueberries, broccoli and other green leafy vegetables and taking a ginko biloba supplement helps with memorizing and focusing.

 

Stay socialized

 

As I have mentioned in many previous posts, staying social is awesome for us, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Whether you’re socializing with your peers, teaching others, learning something new, and the like – socializing helps keep up your memory retention and recall rates.

 

Wine

 

Now I saved the best for last – drinking wine. Drinking wine moderately actually can help ward of memory loss and other degenerative diseases because of one ingredient – resveratrol. Now don’t worry if you don’t drink or don’t like wine you can get a tablet alterative instead.

 

Now there’s a lot of “self-help” books that can give you a bunch of repetitive steps to do every day to help “strengthen” your brain, but I’m not into that. Just the simple fact of eating and sleeping well, exercising – both physically and mentally, having a good social life and keeping everything organized with calendars, notes and reminders should help you stay at your best focus and memory game.

This BLOG is a part of the SAYA series for baby boomers. Thom McFadden is your personal coach for beating AGEISM. Seniors can now Look, ACT, Feel years younger. Stop Acting Your Age, even if you are retired. Life is just beginning!

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Not Growing in Age, But Growing in Grace

Not Growing in Age, But Growing in Grace

This morning when I GOT UP WITH A GREAT ATTITUDE, I walked to the bathroom humming a tune and with every step My bones where also jookin and jiving like a rock & roll band!

We’re getting to that age where we hear “snap, crackle and pop” more times by moving around than we did as kids eating the cereal. We may not like, where we are physically, mentally or emotionally, but why should that stop us?

We shouldn’t even have to act our age, here are some great ways to improve your health and happiness and grow old gracefully:

ACT As “If”…  WHAT? Here, is The MAGIC “If”

The Magic “If” is a highly effective tool for actors. When an actor starts to ask themselves “what if” questions, they can discover whole new elements that can be used anytime they approach the creation or rediscovery of a role. And you can use this technique as well, its a supposition. Suppose you were acting 10 to 15 years younger than your age…

Yep, it can be as simple as that – start acting younger than you are. Like I mentioned in my book Stop Acting Your Age – you can develop “a character, personality, or persona that’s 10 to 15 years younger than your actual age (or the age on your driver’s license.” Just start acting, dressing and doing things you enjoyed 10 – 15 years ago and slowly this persona becomes a habit and you’ll live and feel so much better!

Make New Goals

So, you’re an empty nester. You have raised your family and retired from your job – that doesn’t mean you have to hang up your hat or apron.

Make new life goals and work towards them. Want to learn a new language, write a book, or try something you’ve never done before? Go for it! There are low-cost classes at your local college, library, or Department of Recreation. There are also many courses offered for free online as well.

As proven in a study by GeroPsych, a leading international journal, proves that setting new goals and life-long learning keeps you motivated, stimulates your mind, and improves your overall well-being.

Share Yourself

Just as learning something new has profound psychological effects on your health, so does teaching and sharing with others.
As I mentioned in my previous blog “They’re not Old, They’re Gold” – 59% of seniors are involved in volunteering. Sharing yourself with the younger generations is a great way to feel revitalized and younger. Go to the places I mentioned above for learning and offer your help and experience there.

So, grow with grace and style and show the youngsters how it’s done.

If you would like to have more of Thom’s tips on how to Stop Acting Your Age Please, subscribe, and let me know in the comments anything you would like me to share anything in an upcoming episode.

Always remember to feel young, think young, ACT young.

And don’t be afraid to drink from the fountain of youth – Your mind.

This audio is a part of the SAYA series for baby boomers. Thom McFadden is your personal coach for beating AGEISM. Seniors can now Look, ACT, Feel years younger. Stop Acting Your Age, even if you are retired. Life is just beginning!

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