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Donít Stress About Aging: Start Your Health Account Today

If we want our golden years to be 18 karat as opposed to gold plated, we need to set up for them when we are young, or at least young at heart. We need to begin saving in our health bank. In other words, taking a quantum leap into our future when weíre in our sixties or seventies, and addressing memory loss, osteoporosis, arthritis and heart disease, it would make more sense not to stress, but to have fortified and prepared for our health starting in our forties. After all, we do financial planning for retirement!

The great news about investing for our golden years is that we get to enjoy and use the interest immediately! Our vitality, keenness and strength grow incrementally. I am amazed by the anecdotal evidence of how activities of daily living are improved like getting out of a car more spryly or lifting heavy bags out of the trunk. And those of us who tremble at the thought of Alzheimerís will be relieved to know that daily physical exercise and mental stimulation create auxiliary neurological pathways to compensate should the disease hit. The point is to begin creating those extra compensatory pathways now while we are alert and approaching midlife rather than waiting for our senior years.

Then there is the impressive statistical evidence of the effectiveness of disease prevention and management in cancer, HIV, dementia, cardiac ailments and diabetes as recorded in JAMA, the Lancet and other global medical publications. And beyond the physical benefits, making deposits in oneís health account creates a more adventurous spirit Ė really starting to live again. So what are we all waiting for? Itís not that life is short; itís that we begin to live it so late!

Hereís how to build up your health account today. Now donít you feel better already?
Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WGBB AM1240 in New York City , produces a weekly wellness newsletter, and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.
To learn more visit: www.turnonyourinnerlight.com

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