“There is a fountain of youth: it is in your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” ~Sophia Loren
Did you meet your goal, plan or dream in 2014? Our community here at Live-young.com had a gigantic year full of intriguing nuggets about healthy lifestyle choices (of course excluding the fried food fest lol!).
Here are a few of my favorite posts plus great news on how our dedication to this process of learn, teach and do significantly grew our readership!
Which posts were your favorite from 2014?
Whoa 6,700 views on Live-Young.com in 2014! That’s 1,000 more views than last year.
How my blog got found: Pinterest. No surprise here. With my love for visual photos, this is one of my favorite sites.
They came from 104 countries mostly United States, U.K. and Canada.
Healthy Living and Nutrition
I’ve spent many years doing personal research on all facets of healthy eating and nutritional supplements. I conquered both migraine headaches and low blood sugar. It prompted me to question what else is possible with nutrition.
Feeling tired and run down all the time? Are you ready to have more energy? Let’s turbocharge your body’s defense system and get your immunity in peak condition. Here’s 15 ways to turbocharge your immune system now!
Did you know starting at age 40 your reading vision begins to decline. In the 50’s and 60’s your risk increases for cataracts, glaucoma along with eye floaters and dry eyes. Here’s some tips to slow down the aging process of your eyes in the what you can do section of my post: eat right to see right forever!
Why do we respond to our cravings for sugar, carbs and salt? Is it lack of will power or is it a brain response that you are unable to control? A new study suggests that high glycemic foods also know as bad carbs and foods high in sugar can be just as addictive as cocaine.
My mother’s passion for philanthropy inspired me to follow in her footsteps. My parents were faithful to several organizations including: The Salvation Army and Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc. which I’m proud to continue this legacy.
Doing what I love ringing the bell during the Christmas season. There are many reasons why to help those in need. My #RedKettleReason is: Continue my parents legacy of giving to others.
I love everything social! Love to network, meet new people, build relationships and sharing of life stories.
So what was a healthy living blogger doing at a Chopped Conference surrounded by food bloggers you ask? Well my love of healthy living, community and social media plus it’s right here in my hometown of Kansas City. So it seemed like the right place for me and it was!
There you have it! My 2014 retrospective: a year of living young. Thank you for being the best part of Live-Young.com and here’s to many more rejuvenating and living young years together!
Oh by the way here’s the post about the deep fried food fest. Enjoy!
Cheers to a Healthy 2015!
“Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.” ~Mahatma Gandi
We’ve all heard these funny sayings about aging…
“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.” ~Lucille Ball
“As you get older, three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two…” ~Sir Norman Wisdom
“People say that age is just a state of mind. I say it’s more about the state of the body.” ~Geoffrey Parfitt
“When I was young I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I’m labeled senile.” ~George Burns
So how about you? What sayings about aging are rolling around in your mind?
Let’s get back our fountain of youth! It’s time to reassess your values, how you see yourself and start changing the way you live. With the right frame of mind you can begin to live young, look young and be young!
Hypnosis is a way to find the right mindset. It is simply a relaxed, calm state with a heightened focus and concentration allowing you to be open to suggestions of change.
Feeling good and enjoying life is a mindset we can all develop.
Don’t’s: Expedite Aging with…
Regret. Focusing on the past. By reliving the past you rob yourself of the simple joy available by simply being grateful for every moment.
Anger. Don’t take life so seriously. Being in a state of anger sets a negative tone both mentally and physically to your body accelerating the aging process.
Limits. Are you limiting your abilities by telling your mind a lie? Consider replacing I can’t do x y or z habit because of a, b, or c excuse with I will live life to the fullest everyday by treating myself well and staying active because I deserve to live young.
Accelerate. Poor food habits can cause chronic health diseases and accelerate the aging process.
Do’s: Act Young To Stay Young
Laugh. Make some noise…actually laugh out loud. Laughter reduces anxiety and aids circulation in the body.
Curious. Be a lifelong learner to keep your brain stimulated, growing and developing.
Active. Get out of the house! Stay active both socially and physically as you age. Possibilities are endless…volunteer at church or non-profit, travel, join a social group, gardening, yoga,play bridge and learn a new language.
Clean. Experts say you can eat your way to a younger, healthier you. To eat clean, cover half your plate with vegetables and fruits and the other half with whole grains and protein.
Interested in learning more about limiting beliefs and changing them, consider checking out Mike Bundrant, founder of iNLP Center and master trainer.
Photo credit: Photodune
Cheers to a Healthy Life!
“The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines.” ~Plato
What Aging Does to Vision
Starting at age 40 your reading vision begins to decline. In the 50’s and 60’s your risk for cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration increases along with eye floaters, dry eyes and adjusting to lighting conditions. At age 70 and older the color vision declines, visual fields narrow and most people will develop cataracts. To slow down the aging process of your eyes…keep reading all the way to this section – > What You Can Do! [Read more…]
What foods do you visualize when you hear the word “vegetarian”? Is it broccoli, nuts or beans?
Vegetarian and Vegan Defined
A vegetarian is someone who lives on a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits with, or without, the use of dairy products and eggs.
A vegetarian does not eat meat, poultry, game fish, shellfish or crustacea, or by-products of slaughter.
Source: Vegetarian Society
Vegan is a plant-based diet avoiding all animal foods such as meat, dairy, eggs and honey – as well as products like leather and any tested on animals.
Source: The Vegan Society
Do you know what benefits being active will do to your body and why it’s important ? Physical activity will slow down the aging process, reduce your risk to chronic diseases and increase your longevity.
Being more active doesn’t always mean hitting the gym either!
Increase your success by picking an activity that you will stick with. Some of my favorites are yoga, golf, biking, gardening, zumba, walking and swimming!
Do tell what are some of your favorite activities?