I have always considered myself a healthy person. I believed I ate properly. I exercised enough. I felt I would never age because I was doing the right things for my body. Well, I learned the hard way that I was totally wrong. I was living in my own little world and I was beginning to age without truly noticing the effects.
I’m very fortunate that I’ve been on a journey the last few years that has allowed me to meet some of the most incredible health professionals in North America. These people include professors from Ivy League schools, such as Yale and Harvard. Medical researchers who have already made significant discoveries regarding aging smartly.
The sad truth is that during this entire time I have not put into practice what I have learned. This was truly a waste of the great gift I was given. I am now proud to say that this changed in June of this year. I’m on a mission to “change the way I age”. This is not about “living forever”, it’s about maintaining quality of life and enjoying the later years.
The only path to success is to truly believe you have to change, and change now. How did that happen for me? I took a long look in the mirror – a real honest look at myself – and was not pleased with what I saw. Then, I had a doctor do a complete review of my health, including full blood work, only to be told, “Everything is OK. You are just getting old.” WHAT? That’s comforting! Then I found the power to finally go through my closet and I realized I couldn’t wear my favourite clothes anymore. I was depressed at what happened to me. I thought I was doing all the right things. I wasn’t.
Luckily, I have a wonderful partner in life, Heather, who had all the same procedures done and was also not pleased with her results. Together we decided to practice what we’ve learned and change the way we age. We committed to taking action together.
This is when we decided to create Real Life Anti-aging. We have dedicated ourselves to healthy aging and helping others who are like-minded.
Heather will share her successes and failures in a monthly column here, as will I, so you may see two different outcomes, which I have learned is normal. Not all people, or body types, react the same to exercise, foods, diets, and so on. You have to find the one that is yours. If you are motivated by an exercise routine or diet, it has a higher success rate.
I’ll share video interviews with the many professionals I’ve met so you can learn it directly. We will provide you with some ideas and products that are on the market and commit to complete honesty in our reviews of their effectiveness. We will be 100 per cent transparent.
The most important lesson I learned was from my friend who is a Yale professor of neurological surgery. He said, “Having a healthy body is entirely your decision, and to start you just have to choose to do it and remember it’s never too late to start living healthy.” Sadly, it took me years to make the decision. Please don’t wait that long. Make the decision and commit to being healthy.
It’s not going to be easy, I’m six weeks in and I can tell you it’s a struggle more days than not. But I can also tell you I have days when I feel better than I have in years! I have more energy, more clarity, and that’s when I know I’m on the right path.
In my next column, I’m going to talk about juicing, which I did for ten days. Does it work? Is it worth it? Is there another way?