When you picture yourself five years from now, what will you be doing? Maybe it will be traveling somewhere new where you’ll be walking and climbing stairs. Perhaps you’ll be sitting on the floor, playing a game with your grandkids or learning to play a musical instrument.
Whatever it is, consider what types of skills you would need to be able to do in order to accomplish that vision. Will it require balance, strength, endurance, and intellectual skills? Make a list of that skill set and use it as your guide to create a lifestyle plan to work on those skills, a little at a time. Be patient, and realistic, and – by all means – take small steps. That’s the key to success and ensuring that you will be able to continue to do the activities you love.
Live Long. Live Well!
By: Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH
Dr. Roger Landry is the President of Masterpiece living and award-winning author of the book, Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging.
(Reprinted with permission of Masterpiece Living (MPL). Originally published in MPL’s bi-weekly “Fireside Conversations.”)
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