I received a lot of emails with some great ideas for blogs. I appreciate those ideas. Please keep them coming.
For the most part, this past year, I have stressed MOVEMENT.
The biggest key to staying healthy and young is to keep moving. I hope you got that message and if you haven't been active, I hope the blogs encouraged you. There are a lot of studies that back up the importance of keeping the body moving.
The other major message of this past year is keeping the mind active.
Staying social with old friends, new friends, groups, and other people is an important factor to staying young in our thinking. The founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, provided good advice that is backed up by researched.
Here's a reminder of Mr. Ford's advice:
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
In my opinion, that's the best advice you can take. If you are physically limited to what you can do, you can still keep your mind healthy and active. Young thinking will affect your physical age, also.
We learned this from C.S. Lewis and the Bible:
what we believe we are.”
(Clive Staples Lewis was a British writer and lay theologian.
He held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University
and Cambridge University, Died at the age of 65)
“As a man thinketh,
so is he.”
Proverbs 23: 7
Bible – KJV
Hopefully, we all learned and are putting into action these two valuable keys to youth:
Staying physically and mentally active.
On Fire will be getting some new features this coming year. Some are things I wanted to add and some are from suggestions I received. Hope you stayed tuned and help us grow, grow, grow!
Do you have burning questions about aging and need answers? Do you have good ideas and advice for growing older but not old? Let's share ideas and support each other as we take the road less traveled for aging!