Today I was talking to my sister-in-law about the crazy differences of how people age. What we were speaking about specifically is how one person can be an amazingly energetic, youthful and sharp 70-something while another will seem as if their body and mind are worn out, sick and tired. We all know people in both these categories and the first are the ones that give me so much hope for the future.
I had my first child in my mid-30s and it totally shifted my motivation to stay healthy. I used to strive for good health for vanity reasons - stay slender, strong and [hopefully] youthful. Now, however, I want to live a long and healthy life to see what amazing things my daughters do with their lives. I have slowly been course-correcting some health and lifestyle challenges from the last few years such as lack of movement, weight gain and high stress levels, which has already been paying off in spades with improved wellness and energy.