Monday, July 15, 2013

Tips from a 90 Year Old on Staying Fit in Mind, Body, and Spirit

My mother-in-law, Jean Carino, at age 90+ continues to be strong in mind, body, and spirit. The key to her being able to sustain health and vitality at 90 is that she pays attention to all three of these areas. She reads and plays Mah-jongg, golfs and exercises, and is an active member of her church. Inspired by her, I have developed these 4 tips on how to stay strong in mind, body, and spirit throughout your life

1. On a regular basis, take an honest inventory and give yourself a grade on how well you are doing in taking care of yourself on:
  • Mind
  • Body
  • Spirit
2. Create regular habits or rituals to be sure to do something daily to stay fit in all three areas. Some examples are:
  • Keeping a journal
  • Meditating or praying
  • Enjoying nature
  • Engaging in a creative activity
  • Exercising
  • Enjoying a sport
  • Playing games with friends and family
  • Having meaningful and stimulating conversations
  • Reading meaningful literature
3. Be mindful in all that you do
  • Doing one thing at a time
  • Being aware of the impact you are having on others
  • Doing good for others without seeking benefit for yourself
4. Practice love
  • Loving yourself
  • Loving your family
  • Loving your friends
  • Loving and protect the world you live in

Please post your suggestions for keeping fit in mind, body, and spirit!

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