I just started reading the September issue of Prevention magazine, and there are several pieces about defying your age -- whether it's beauty/skin care tips, weight loss tips or boosting your brain function. It got me to thinking about that whole 20-year reunion next month. I really don't feel like I've been out of high school 20 years, and I wondered why. Other than not having children, I think it's attitude. I think if we take care of ourselves, strive for a positive attitude, make sure we take part in fun activities, maybe even embrace new advances in technology and styles (music, clothes, whatever), we can keep ourselves feeling younger for longer.
I write and read a lot of young adult fiction, and I've always been a fan of teen movies and TV shows. While I still love a good '80s hair band song, I listen to a lot of newer acts, too. I Twitter, have a Facebook account, am online a lot. These things, combined with my determination to get to a healthier weight and fitness level, are why I think I feel younger than I am.
Do you all have any tips for looking and feeling younger?
Calorie intake: 1,135
Exercise: 30 minutes yard work, 30 minutes housework
Steps: 6,576 (will add 3,424 to tomorrow's 10,000 goal to make up for today's shortfall)