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Health is Your Birthright

Are you looking forward to your golden years? Are you retired now and planning the rest of your life?

Have you built a career and raised a family, but perhaps neglected your own health? Are you tired, overweight, and depressed? Do you get sick a lot?

 

Hi everyone, my name is Steve, and as a fellow baby boomer I’m here to tell you everything is better when you have your health. Like many of us in our generation, I worked hard, bought property and invested for the future. When the credit crunch hit in 2008, I was soft, stressed and very out of shape.

 

Determined to focus on what’s important for the rest of my life, my wife and I sold our home of 20 years and hit the road in a mini-motor home in an effort to regain my health. Since then, I’ve spent the past three years researching fitness and nutrition.

 

What I’ve learned is both amazing and simple, and I want to share it with you. Today, at 63 years old, I’m in better shape than in high school, and train with folks half my age. I never get sick: no colds, no headaches, no flu, nothing! I sleep like a baby and have the blood test results of a 25-year-old athlete. This is not genetic; my folks died young and my siblings are all out of shape.

The last time I saw a doctor, over 7 years ago, I was told that I have scoliosis ( a curvature of the spine ) and would experience severe arthritis in my golden years due to motorcycle accidents in my youth. However, because of my diet and workout program, I usually forget I have these disabilities.

 

If you’re experiencing joint pain of any kind, you need to know how a plant based diet will help alleviate the pain.

The secret is so simple, yet requires a change in thinking about all you’ve ever learned about diet and nutrition. A change in thinking seems to be so hard as we age and get “stuck in our ways.”

 

I want you to remember yourself as you were at 20 years old and how open minded you were to new thoughts and ideas. Remember how we used to laugh at all the old people who were SO RIGID in their thinking? I know that 20-year-old YOU is still in there somewhere, so I want you to relax and let go for a moment, and take in some new and current info.

 

The science of nutrition is now undisputed, as far as the dangers of meat, dairy, eggs and processed foods. As you may know, the World Health Organization recently classified red meat and specifically processed meats in the same cancer-causing, carcinogenic category  as cigarettes.

 

I would like to suggest to you a documentary “Forks Over Knives “ that I ask new fitness and nutrition clients to watch before I begin to work with them. This is truly a life- changing, first-class production that will have you exclaiming every couple of minutes: “Wow, I didn’t know that” and “Why weren’t we taught that in school?”

 

Changing your diet is a process, and you should not stress about it.  I follow a plant-based diet that consists of whole, unprocessed food that is inexpensive and easy to prepare.

Small changes lead to lifelong new habits. Here are just a few easy ideas for you to start with today:

 

~~ Replace soft drinks with fresh fruit in your day. Just one soda per day can lead to a 15lb weight gain per year!

~~Try cutting out red meat from your diet to begin with. There are many delicious alternative meat products on the supermarket shelves today.  For example, try Beyond Meat for some awesome ideas.

 

~~Replace baked and highly-processed carbs like pastries, muffins, most pastas and most breads with healthy alternatives like quinoa pasta and fresh-sprouted whole grain bread.

 

~~Don’t starve yourself if you’re trying to lose weight. It’s important that you eat regularly and not skip meals. Snack with fruit or a handful of almonds.

As we baby boomers go forward, let’s put everything in perspective. We all have challenges in life, but I can tell you that everything is easier and nothing is really difficult if you have your health.

 

The days are flying by… the hours are ticking away. Don’t waste another second of your life. Reclaim your vibrant health and fitness which is your birthright. Remember: YOU have the power. Don’t let it go to waste.

 

Steve is a 63 year old personal trainer and nutrition consultant based in Southern California. Connect with The Plant Based Senior on FaceBook and YouTube

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A Day At the Musemn

It was a cold and rainy February day, when we ventured inland just 10 miles near Beverly Hills to visit the LAMCA and take in an afternoon movie.

Established in 1961,The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)  is the largest art museum in the Western US and attracts nearly one million visitors per year.

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After taking in some exhibits, we enjoyed a yummy vegan lunch at the LACA Cafe and then caught a 1934 movie their Tuesday classic series , It Happened One Night with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.

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When was the last time YOU slowed down to enjoy a bit of culture?