Updated: Mar 1, 2019
Getting Old Is Natural, Being Old Is A Choice
I mean let's face it, I'm getting old YOU are getting old and if you reading this you probably ARE old, EVERYONE is getting old, that is an inevitable process of nature similar to birth. The difference comes down to one's mental perception of not only themselves but that of their bodies. Allow me to explain.
We live in a society where youth is extremely revered and the term "aged" is classified or set aside. Consequently, we react and perceive our reality differently every decade that goes by (e.g. how you felt during your 20th birthday compared to your 30th or 40th etc.). Because we also live in a very stressful and sedentary society, many people fall under the statistic of having a chronic health problem
such as arthritis, obesity, heart disease, diabetes (type 2), and many other critical ailments. As the quality of life slowly and systematically deteriorates, many older people resign themselves to lives of modest activity, thinking exercise is unsafe for their age, condition, suitability level, or that they need some kind of special equipment and a gym membership.