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Letter from the Publisher

I’m over 40! Actually, I’m better than 45 now. We’ll just stop (the clock) there. I think I’m aging well, despite the nearly overnight loss of my reading vision in the past year. Yes, I ache more, but I can still chase down a fly ball in center field. I know enough to reach for the Epsom salt after, but that’s OK. I’ve always felt that age is a state of mind and so far, many close to me would say that I’ve never passed 18. I’m not sure that was meant as a compliment, but I’ll take it if it helps me live a longer and more vibrant life.

Are you intrigued by the topic of agelessness? Then you’ll definitely want to read the September feature, “Ageless Being.” This priceless article offers gentle reminders and reveals new tips for creating a lifestyle today that will help your chances of beating disease and living a longer, more active life. This is more important now than ever because according to census data, forty percent more of us are living past 100 as compared to 1980. Let’s make the most of those extended years!

September is National Yoga Month and our FitBody article explores how medical doctors are now looking at yoga very differently. This is a great supplement to the subject of agelessness because yoga is a perfect activity to incorporate into your week. It provides physical exercise, mental development, spiritual awareness and social connection. Practical and therapeutic health benefits include reducing blood pressure and cortisol (the stress hormone), along with increasing serotonin levels and lung capacity. These benefits are major components to overall wellness, so stop in at a local yoga studio and give them a try. You’ll find several in our Community Resource Directory on page 47.

Aging gracefully,

Shawn

 

 

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