This is my theory on growing old. In a nut shell it only happens if you let it. It is possible to keep the body in a constant state of improvement. The body is capable of continuously improving itself if it is constantly bombarded with with a continuous array of physical and mental challenges. I’m not talking about doing regular exercises. The body needs to be pushed, it basically needs a carrot on a stick. There can never be a time when you say I’ve gone as far as I can. If you’ve about to reach a goal or mile stone it is important to create another.
Old age is when you decide to sit back and wait to die. I have seen those in their senior years do amazing things. I don’t believe this because of genetics, but more a state of mind. The desire to be young at heart and healthy in body and soul. One of the most damaging saying is “You’re to old to do that”. That is plain and simple bullshit.
Keeping yourself healthy and challenging yourself both physically and mentally is the secret to never growing old. Or maybe it’s not wanting to grow old. Personally I don’t want to put my feet up and live out my last years waiting to die. I want to die on the go, reaching for that carrot. Live is what you make it, so stay strong everyone life has just begun. Today is the first day of the rest of my life and it’s looking real awesome.