Recently I stumbled across several features on aging in New Hampshire Magazine’s September issue, “Turn Back Time: Be younger next year. Yes, really.” I was struck by Tom Walton’s Wellness Rules, Based upon rules found in “Younger Next Year” by Chris Crowley & Henry Lodge. CML has the version for women.
1. You must exercise every day, mixing aerobic and resistance exercise. You will not find the time to exercise; you must make the time. Vigorously protect this time; don’t let anything interfere.
2. You need to log in or record your physical activity to reinforce the behavior.
3. Don’t tempt yourself with bad foods. Stop eating crap.
4. Judgments, guilt and shame do not motivate a better lifestyle. They feed a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure.
5. Train your brain to love exercise; ignite a personal passion for it. If you change your point of view and your thinking about exercise, you can learn to fall in love with it.
We have an excellent collection on exercise, fitness and nutrition for patrons of all ages. To name a few especially for elders:
Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy – Until You’re 80 and Beyond
Fitness over Fifty
Strong women stay young
Yoga for wimps : poses for the flexibly impaired
You: the owner’s manual: an insider’s guide to the body that will make you healthier and younger[This is an audio CD], and many others to help guide your fitness routines.
In this same magazine, I also discovered a very interesting article, the Spirit of the Stones, by former Wonalancet resident, Margo Mallar.