Super-agers have a lot of important habits in common. You have to do what you love to create a super-ager lifestyle. Vital and independent super-agers tend to:
- Eat right
- Move their bodies
- Challenge their minds
- Be socially active
defy the aging process
Making the right decisions that support these habits helps super-agers defy the aging process and live longer, more productive and healthy lives. What makes their decisions easier is incorporating things they love into each of their habits.
Doing what you love makes it easier to have the discipline and determination to make super-ager type decisions. We all know that doing things you love makes things more rewarding.
That includes important health and wellness decisions. In most cases, you can incorporate things you love into every aspect of being healthy and invest in your future in the process.
Incorporate what you love into your diet
Thinking about your passions as they relate to eating right can help you do what you love while you make healthy food choices. If you love to garden, grow your own food. If you love to cook, consider becoming a culinary student.
If you love sustainability or have a passion for organic foods or ethically raised meat, consider owning a small farm.
Asking yourself what matters most when it comes to eating well and what motivates you to choose the best foods for your body can unlock passions that you may not have considered. Finding a connection between your diet and your passions can help make choosing a super-ager mindset easier.
Incorporate what you love into your fitness
There are unlimited ways to get and stay healthy. One person may love the stationary bike while another may live to go hiking. Being physically active doesn’t always include intense workouts either. Going for a walk with your dog counts as physical activity! Finding ways to move your body that connect with your passions can make being physically active effortless.
Asking yourself what activities you enjoy that don’t feel like working out helps. Paying attention to what time of day you prefer to be active or whether or not you enjoy being active alone or with others can help too. There’s no right or wrong way to be physically active. Doing what you love from yard work to triathlons all help create a super-ager mindset.
Incorporate what you love into your social calendar
Being social and mentally stimulated helps defeat or prevent mental decline. Socio-emotional health is a fundamental aspect of super-aging. Finding people and activities that you love helps make socialization more fun. Finding a tribe at any age is important and what you enjoy may change during different seasons of your life.
Asking yourself what activities spark joy for you in the current season you are in is important. Learning something new or supporting a cause that matters both help stimulate your mind and help prevent mental decline.
There’s a formula for super-aging that can help you remain vital and young no matter your age. Finding a focus you thoroughly enjoy within the formula makes all the difference. Spend time asking yourself what you love when it comes to eating right, moving your body, and having fun while you challenge your mind. The answers are the key to your super-ager lifestyle.