RI Health & Fitness Magazine V3 NO 9

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Stop Getting Older

3 S I M P L E S T E P S TO G E T S TA R T E D by Elizabeth Phinney, Co-Author

Adapted from the #1 International Best-Selling book, The Expert Success Solution What on earth happens to our bodies when we hit our mid 40’s? An ache here, loss of stamina there…what’s going on? During the last 16 years, I have worked with hundreds of men and women over the age of 45 with virtually every aging issue. Many banished their issue with help and dedication, and many did not. The difference between their success and failure was based on just one factor. Throughout the first four decades of our lives, we tend to expect our bodies to be there, able to respond to whatever we ask of it. We take and take from our bodies while expecting our body to continue in an ever-ready fashion. When we enter our fifth decade, the body starts to break down. Once this process starts, what we do thereafter determines our quality of life in the decades to come. Fortunately for most of us, when this deterioration begins, there is something we can do to enhance our future and even erase some of the past: practice a healthy lifestyle and recognize the #1 responsibility we hold in our hands giving back to our body after all these years of taking from it. Understanding this simple reflection on a daily basis will help to ensure your success in aging.

But you also need a plan. Here are three simple things you can do to virtually guarantee your success:


Sit down and write out your vision of your life over the next 2040 years. BE SPECIFIC!! So much of aging is in your mind, so go there. Create your dreams of what your life will be like in the decades to come.


Find yourself a personal trainer and a food expert – both certified and insured. These professionals can guide you to set up your physical and dietary goals. It is critical that they understand aging and have experience with older adults.


Reversing your aging will take time, dedication and a lot of hard work. It is a personal journey where you are the main focus. Taking time to enhance your health will make you even more available and productive for those you love. Being healthy is life’s greatest gift. It allows us the freedom to do whatever we choose to do each and every day. When you learn to give back to your body and yourself, life can be yours even as the years go by. Elizabeth P Phinney, Creator of BodSpir, Consultant, Speaker, Author, Personal Trainer, Co-Author #1 International Best Seller: The Expert Success Solution

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