Time to take stock….
- Do the everyday basics from Staying Young #1
- Shop and buy these items if you can afford them: a tape measure, a heart rate monitor, a pedometer, a blood pressure cuff, a good pair of walking shoes, a hand-grip device, a notebook or access to a computer to record you results. Record and date your answers to all self-tests.
- Find your Real Age. Take the free test on http://www.realage.com. It takes about 20 minutes.
- Measure your blood pressure.
- Measure your heart rate in the evening, as well as the highest heart rate you achiever during your most intense exercise.
- Measure your waist. Circle the tape measure around your waist at the belly button while you’re taking a deep breath and sucking in. Also measure your height. The ideal is for your waist to be half your height.
- Leave a space in your notebook to record the average number of steps you take this week.
- Make a doctor’s appointment so you can get various blood tests.
- Answer these questions: Are you living from a. fear or b. passion? Are you playing life a. to avoid losing or b. achieving growth? If you answered a. to any of them, it’s an indication that you’re not moving forward in life.
- Ask yourself these questions to find whether you’re really enjoying life: Are you happy most of the time? Are you as happy now as you were 5 years ago? Are you expecting much from life? Do your days seem to be passing by faster than an express train? are you sad less than 10% of the time? Obviously, you want to have positive answers. If not, you may need help from a mental health professional.
- Ask 3 strangers how old they think you are.
- Ask your friends what your biggest 3 strengths are.
- Ask yourself this simple question: How have you aged over the last 5 years?
That’s it for today…More next time! Good luck!