It makes sense that being flexible in body and mind could be a good thing.
Before we’d bother to put the effort in though, we’d need to feel it’s really worth it.
If we look to the long term view, as I heard 81 years young (at the time of hearing her) author Isabelle Allende do in a recent interview, it’s about the work we put in now (regardless of our age) towards a healthy older-age.
She removes the myth about being entitled to that privilege!
I feel blessed to have basically been given that choice when I was 21 (when I was given a life-prognosis of 3 years unless I took medication for the rest of my life) and I chose to do the work.
And who knows – I might die tomorrow, or today…
However I do have the peace of mind that I made the effort when I started my longer-healthspan journey back in 1989. If nothing else, I’m grateful to be feeling happier and healthier than I did when I was 21, and I’ve never taken that medication (of course – medication saves lives – however when it comes to chronic degenerative disease, lifestyle is worth looking at.)
I can remember being appalled seeing clients who came to see me in their 30’s and 40’s who’d been to their doctor for their aches and pains. Their doctor had referred them to see me, having already warned them that this was normal – what more did they expect once they reached middle age?
Mental flexibility is also vital – arguably more so than physical. It’s certainly my life-long lesson to be building my mental-flexi muscle!
How about you, is it really worth being flexible?
And if so – is that in mind, body, both?
Have a goodie:-)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.
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