My Bride and me are 55. We've developed what we feel is a health-producing lifestyle. Sleep is important, and the quality of sleep, because
that's when your body repairs itself.
We have a light breakfast -- fruit and/or a bagel, and coconut water. The brown, mature coconuts produce the most flavorful water, imo. We both
work hard. I'm more physical, but we both take time in the day to walk, climb, or do other physical activities.
Stretching seems to be very important. We both start the day with a little Tai Chi, and then both of us stretch for about 20 minutes in the manner
that is best for each of us. I have done this since my 20's and I can't stress how important it is to be flexible.
We eat a lot of rabbit food for lunch -- cucumbers, salad, olives, sometimes a papaya, and tuna or chicken. Maybe some callaloo or broccoli with a
ranch dip. Dinner is usually fish, beef, chicken, pork and some vegis. Fruit for dessert, sometimes with dark chocolate and nuts.
We drink a bit, rarely before noon. Sometimes some cherry wine in the afternoon, sometimes something harder. Neither of us drink high fructose
corn syrup or ingest MSG. We drink Noni and coconut oil just before dinner.
When I was young, I didn't expect to live this long. Now that I have, I want to live well enough to enjoy life. We are very active, and frequently
hurt ourselves. It's important to know how to augment your healing, because the older you get the longer it takes to heal.
When I was young, I was in punk bands and abused my body. It could take it, I guess. I'm glad to still be alive, and glad to be healthy and
There seems to be a lot of crap it modern-day foods. Lot of stuff I avoid because I believe it to be detrimental. We try to grow much of what we
need. I can't grow lettuce here, but I can grow Malabar "spinach", and tomatoes, and cucumbers, melons, callaloo, fruits, squash, pumpkin,
breadfruit, etc. and I can angle for fresh fish.
Walking and swimming are both great activities. I believe in particular that the ocean has energies that help people. I know that sounds like new
age crapola, and when my Grandmother asked me to take her to the sea, I thought it was bunk, but why not make her happy. Since then, I've come to
wonder if the waters and all their life might be akin to huge batteries, and when we're in them, we get to share in the pulse.
Well, you asked.
ETA: How often am I 'healthy'? I'm most dangerous to myself when I feel wonderful -- that's when I forget to pull up small trees or mix concrete
slowly. I would say that I'm healthy 75% of the time -- with repeated injuries putting me down from time to time. It's a process.
If you stop doing something, sometimes you loose the ability to do it. You can get it back, but with profound effort and dedication. Better to
keep doing it until your time is done.
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