It’s time to rethink aging.
Because good health is more than the absence of illness, this encouraging piece by Kay Stroud about why we need to rethink aging in the July 7, 2017, Illawarra Mercury is quite appropriate for a blog on ‘sowing and reaping good health’. Stroud references a Journal of Physicology study finding that “how we age is largely up to us”, so it makes sense to consider ideas that potentially affect our quality of life today and in the future. The beginning of Stroud’s article is below so, please click the link at the end of this post to read the entire article.
Today’s shift in thought concerning seniors’ capabilities was preempted by spiritual thinker, Mary Baker Eddy, who wrote more than a century ago about “the everlasting grandeur and immortality of development, power, and prestige” which are part of our spiritual being.
These days we hear of senior Australians competing in major sports events and many still working.
It was found in a study that “how we think about ageing” has a greater impact on our longevity than gender, socioeconomic status, loneliness or how healthy we are.
There is now a much greater recognition of the enormous contributions that seasoned citizens make in our communities.
We should celebrate senior achievers and champion the qualities they express – their victories over age can be attainable for ourselves.
A Journal of Physiology study found, “positive self-perceptions can prolong life expectancy…how we age is, to a large degree, up to us.”