The last few months, a number of people have said I seem to have a lot of energy for my age (70 in less than two years), or they have asked me, “Where do you get all your energy?”
I have always been a high energy person. I don’t know if it’s in the genes, but I do believe that a lot of it has to do with one’s state of mind. There is a principal in life that in order to receive you need to give (the law of reciprocity). It applies whether we are talking about money, relationships or exercise.
I still feel that I have energy to burn, so here is the formula or regime that I follow. It may not work for you, or you may take a few pointers and use it in your life. So, here we go:
1. I sleep 5 to 6 hours a night
This statement may seem counterintuitive as we are told we need to sleep 8 hours a night. Who created that rule? I have not slept 8 hours a night since I was a teenager. We are all different. I know of people who only need 4 hours while some need 9.
2. I eat 3 meals a day
Every day with a balance of the food groups. I do avoid spicy food and drink only a minimal amount of alcohol. My weight has not fluctuated more than 3 kilos in the last 50 years.
2 kilometres, three times a week.
4. Pilates and weight routine
A sequence of 4 different Pilates exercises using a tension band. A weight regime using 4 different exercises. I do each one 10 times with 4 repeats. On the fourth repetition, I continue until the muscles fatigue.
Two times a week.
10 minutes a day.
Each day I give thanks for what life has given me.
Focusing on what I am here for is very important. When I am aligned with this, it gives me a reason to get out of bed and it instills energy.
9. Regular chiropractic care
To maintain the integrity of my spine and nervous system.
Each day I use a product called Living Green, which is a herb and vitamin complex that enhances my energy levels
11. Lots of sex
Sorry to embarrass the kids.
Your regime may be totally different or you may not have one, but remember to do something. If you are feeling lethargic and haven’t exercised for some time, starting is half the battle. You will change your physiology and state of mind. You can do this at any age!
Originally published here