If I am going to live longer because of modern medicine, I want to feel great and enjoy my life to the fullest, however long!
One of my biggest fears is that I will live a long life and not be healthy to enjoy that life. I also don’t want to be taking medications that have side effects just short of death! When I was in my forties, I decided that I was going to do everything I could, to find the best ways to stay healthy. However, I don’t know about you, but I can’t follow strict diets and crazy exercise programs. I also don’t want to be taking medications that have side effects just short of death!
I worked in senior living communities for nearly 20 years. What I saw is that people tended to lose their energy as they aged and this led to more sleeping, less activity and exercise and a lessening desire to be involved in social activities. It becomes a difficult cycle to break out of and it seemed like it was just inevitable. I also refused to accept that fate! Just the other day, I met with a senior client of mine and I asked her how she was enjoying her new home (she had just moved into an assisted living community), she said, “well it’s ok, but I really don’t like living with all those old people and all those walkers and wheelchairs!” I laughed and then asked her how old she was, she said, “I’m 87!” I want that to be me someday!