The Silver Fox
Good intentions won’t prevent you from getting sick, suffering from heart disease, or having joint problems. But your quality of life will be better if you get yourself in to the doc’s, guaranteed.
Adjusting the Routine
Exercise: You’ve still got to get cardio in, but you may need to opt for lower impact sports to protect your joints. The best low impact exercises are biking, walking, and swimming. And maintain that strength training as well!
Medications: If you haven’t got any yet, you probably will. Take them as recommended by your doctor. Organize them in a pill container. Do whatever it takes to keep yourself at the top.
Diet: Fruit, veggies, protein, water. Repeat. (Guess that part didn’t actually change!) You may also find your stomach can’t, well, stomach, what you could before, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up everything you love. Find substitutions or reduce those portions.
You are now ready to become a health vigilante. Don’t let your spouse/partner/significant other do all the work! Know the signs of stroke (F.A.S.T Face; Arms; Speech; Time). Keep track of your ticker. Get the colonoscopy (sorry, that’s non-negotiable—but you’ll thank yourself later). Go the distance!
Experience is undoubtedly foxy, so keep up the good work! It takes grit to live well and get the best out of life.