I am constantly around seniors. And many of the seniors I am around are in long-term care or considering long-term care. Most of them have many ailments and take lots of medications. The exposure to this has really made me think about healthy aging.
I am starting to really pay attention to what I eat - because it seems to be one of the most important parts. Studies I read about cancer or Alzheimer's - they always talk about the healthy foods that people eat that prevent or slow down these diseases.
After years of eating the quickest and cheapest food out there, I have found myself spending more and more time (and money) in Whole Foods. I am also going more often because I buy smaller amounts of fresher food.
That is one of the reasons I recommended Dr. Weil's book on this blog - there is a link to it on Amazon on the right. → I think he is the end all be all on the subject of healthy living and healthy eating. The only problem is he makes me feel horrible sometimes. (Does anyone else feel this way or just me?) I hate fish! I don't have the discipline to follow all the suggestions... but its something to aspire too.
So I will continue to read as many labels and I can bear and stay as far away from fast food as I can so that I can look forward to enjoying a nice long life and live as independently as possible in my future.
But if I do need assisted living, at least I will know where to go and how much it’s going to cost.