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

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.

3. Swimming

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.

5. Cycling

Two times a week.

6. Meditate

10 minutes a day.

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

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

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

  1. Wow, I love your energy & you are such a positive person. Good on you , you are an inspiration & thanks for sharing.

  2. People often say to me. “Tim your such a happy person. Whats your secret?” I always reply. “I always drink good wine. I always smoke good dope. And I never eat any of that Uncle Toby’s shit.”

  3. cathy  

    i have always battled with my weight .i have diabetese and high blood pressure so i decided this had to change so each day i go to the pool i am not a good swimmer but i move non stop walking using a kickboard xercises .in 2 months i have not lost a kilo .i am miserable becuse i am trying so hard i take medication for my complaints and feel this is the reason .my suger has come down and my bloodpressure but i am still big .people think when you are big that you are lazy and a glutton well thats not always true

  4. I was told that one’s weight is likely to change due to age and lifestyle, maintaining one’s weight through the years may well be unhealthy as well as one’s statistics. Being active isn’t that difficult if one has a healthy body, those with illness or physical disabilities are the ones that suffer.

  5. Goodness! What a long list. I am ten years older, and still have lots and lots of energy. Sorry to disappoint the lady, but I think it is in the genes. My, mother, father, grandparents were also very energetic in old age, and did not follow that kind of regime. Some people have chronic illnesses and just cannot do it.

  6. SatS. Please do no show people riding bikes without helmets (legal requirement). I don’t believe it sets a good example to us over 60s and the younger generation. Thank you

  7. I have noticed that people who did a lot of sport in their younger years have joint and arthritic problems now so moderation when younger seems to be better for you

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