Secrets to having more energy in your 60s 20



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The last few months, a number of people have remarked that I seem to have a lot of energy for my age (70 in less than two years). Or they have asked me, “From 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 youare 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.

Dr Ely Lazar and Dr Adele Thomas

  1. Good on you….yes I would have to agree all those things would be great for me too…have to cross a few off the list at present unfortunately. But having a sense of humour and enjoying conversations with those I meet up with, certainly helps keep my energy up…gets me out of the house when I need to. I have found that whatever we enjoy, do it, as long as it doesn’t detrimentally effect others. When I get past this season in my life, I will be looking at some of the things on your list again for sure…lol.

  2. Yes it is certainly worth the effort. Lots of laughter is the only thing I would add.
    I’ve also founf that doTerra products have given me a lift.

  3. I recently bought a Fit Bits that recommends 10,000 steps a day
    At first this was really hard going but a month in I’m finding it easier to get up the hills and take the steps
    Only problem is it’s not water proof so if I swim that doesn’t count, which is a shame

  4. I have had my grandkids up at our holiday place for the last 2 weeks. Have been surfing everyday with them & using my boogey board as well. I am grateful everyday that I can ride my bike with them , carry all their stuff down to the beach, feed them & have lots of crazy Grandma moments!!! I love it when they laugh at me & I cherish every day. I have had early breast cancer & was told I was easy to treat, as I was healthy, fit & on no medication, not that I workout as such hahaha. Made me realise in a bad moment just how lucky I am!!! I have a good husband, great family & friends & will go out of this world partying…..I am sooo grateful that I’m still here & have plenty of energy at 65!!!

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