Growing Old Gracefully Now in My 80s

By Lucille Egan

When I was about 10 yrs. Old I thought I would be a kid forever, but then soon I developed into adulthood. In my late 20’s and early 30’s like most people, I felt I was in my prime.

I then started a gradual decline. The aging process cannot be stopped, there is no magic pill that can reverse the decline.

We can however, grow old gracefully with our lifestyle, life stresses, and the environment. Everything in moderation seems to be the key.

Smoking and drinking alcohol was a big no- no for me. In my day we walked everywhere and did not engage ourselves with fast food.

You’re heard the saying, you are what you eat, so eat fresh vegetables and drink lots of water and watch your sugar intake.

Work hard, enjoy being outdoors, and eat right. Remember, the sun setting is no less beautiful than the sun rising.   

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