September is Healthy Aging Month. Learn the 9 steps to healthy aging as originally written in 1954 by John A. Schindler, M.D., mind-body medicine pioneer. He wisely said “Emotional stress produces physical illness.” I added the last 3 steps, which also contribute to health of body, mind, and spirit.
HOW TO LIVE A HUNDRED YEARS HAPPILY
Do not be on the lookout for ill health.
Keep useful at work.
Have a hobby.
Learn to be satisfied.
Keep on liking people.
Meet adversity valiantly.
Meet the little problems of life with decision.
Above all, maintain a good sense of humor, best done by saying something pleasant every time you get a chance.
Live and make the present hour pleasant and cheerful. Keep your mind out of the past, and keep it out of the future.*
11. Eat at least 6 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
12. Exercise daily or at least 3 times a week.
Short and simple today…just read the list again and honestly evaluate how you are doing. I am convinced all of us can take steps that will improve our serenity and health. Try something new and different.
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Have a great day and God bless.
*How to Live 365 Days a Year, John A. Schindler, M.D., 1954, revised edition 2002.