Get more energy in your 60s: What you need to know

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.

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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.

3. Swimming

2 kilometres, three times a week.

4. Pilates and weight routine

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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.

5. Cycling

Two times a week.

6. Meditate

10 minutes a day.

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7. Gratitude

Each day I give thanks for what life has given me.

8. Purpose

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

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To maintain the integrity of my spine and nervous system.

10. Supplements

Each day I use a product called Living Green, which is a herb and vitamin complex that enhances my energy levels

and finally…

11. Lots of sex

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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!

What do you to stay healthy and energised? What is your best tip? Share with us in the comments below.

Originally published here