Each birthday brings with it a challenge to our mindset in well-being, especially when approaching a new decade. The mind grapples in fear with the idea of who we should be at 40, 50 or even 100 years of age.

We question our life and what it has meant to us, what we have achieved and what we hope to accomplish as we enter into a new decade of expectations.

The truth is: age defined behaviour is built on customs and belief systems that are now explicitly outdated when it comes to physical fitness.

Moving into a new birthday can be overwhelming because we are confronted with the threat of moving closer to losing physical independence afforded to our younger years.

While our physical body gives way to decomposition without exercise, we react by holding on to the belief that “old age” won’t happen to us, because at our age, we don’t feel “that old.”

Sadly old age is not a feeling, body type, race or creed. Old age is a mindset centred on cultural expectation of physical appearance, namely wrinkles and grey hair.

Biologically, I’ve seen 70-year-olds with fitness levels of 50 year olds and 50-year-olds with a fitness level of someone in their 70’s.  Daily exercise (among other lifestyle choices) is what determines the body’s biological age as compare to a typical body of a certain chronological age.

It is my belief that the mind’s ego and vanity keep the body trapped in chronological aging.  The body’s physical well-being is not contingent on whether the mind “feels like exercise” it is determined on how often the body is exercised.

Avoiding exercise is a reaction driven belief, influenced by a commercial system designed to keep consumers hungry for instant gratification.  Knowing hunger will be impossible to satisfy with any one transaction, the consumer becomes a ‘like” commodity in the wasteland of desire. Reacting to aging by avoiding exercise and searching for youth elixirs will lead to regret and disappointment almost ALWAYS.

Responding to old age with daily exercise takes into consideration current lifestyle and with reason, maintains the  physical body in full view of living life with WELLth.

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Written by Anna: Nutritionist and Exercise Coach @SquareBoxFitness.com