Saturday, October 31, 2009
To Slow Down the Aing Processg, Change Life Style
I started to change my life style and eating habits at age 75. It was not easy and I started gradually and doing it ever since.
I told before that I swim now 2 km 3-5 days a week. Since the gym where I belong is a very busy place, lots of different aqua classes, swimming lessons, so I have to go at a time when is less busy to have a lane to myself. That time is between 12 noon – 3PM.
Here is my daily schedule.
I am up at 7-7.30 I have a glass of fresh orange juice make the bed tidy up prepare my swim gear which is more than just towels and prepare my breakfast. This is the most important meal of the day for me.
I have a mixed salad with sea salt virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice for dressing, two slices multigrain bread with light cream cheeses, two slices of very lean slices of turkey breast one slice of mo milk. Mozzarella cheese, half of cup of coffee with half a cup of 1% milk. No sugar. I have this around 10.30-11 am, and then off to the gym. By the time I come home is 3-30PM. It takes me good two hours to swim 2 km.
I have a small yogurt with either a hardboiled egg or a half banana or some other fruit. I take a nap and supper between 5-6pm. I go to bed around midnight and sleep through the night almost uninterrupted. I have on my fridge the Canadian food guide for diabetes and I stick to it. It gives many varieties of food to choose. So slow down the aging process by choosing fruits, vegetable, whole grain, beans, chicken turkey and be cautious against trans fats and saturated fats. Exercise regularly not just occasionally; by walking briskly if you can, cycling swimming. Keep moving and remember it is never too late to start a healthy life style no matter how old you are.