It is not about wanting to be young forever at all costs, nor detesting getting older, but aspiring and activating to have the optimal quality of life and capabilities at each stage of maturity.
Obviously we age every day, but what we do every day directly influences how we are and feel at every age. If we don’t prioritise taking care of nutrition, exercise and flexibility, then it should come as no surprise that our bodies lose mobility, capacity and age poorly.
Our body is our greatest asset in the long journey of life. Leaving aside unavoidable illnesses, accidents or genetic limitations, there are many of our body’s capabilities that we can maintain for many years, or mitigate their decline or even improve them. Yes, yes, at 40, 50 or 60, we can still improve many physical capacities, because although it is true that age works against us, it is also true that we certainly have a lot of room for improvement at each stage, and that we often prefer to resign ourselves to the comfort of doing nothing or taking medication for any pain, rather than taking responsibility for the root cause of each capacity and working on it to achieve our best version at any given moment.
The earlier we are clear about this, the better quality of life we will have (it would be great if we understood at the age of 20 when the body is full of health and capacities). But whatever our age, it is the right time to start taking the lead in taking care of our body and our lifestyle, to live it with quality and fulfilment. The goal is to progress, not to be perfect.
Let’s not wait for age… let it wait for us!