Taking Control of the Aging Process

How Greens Help me Stay Young

Getting Old. What does that mean to you? To many, when they think about getting old, they think about getting wrinkly, gray-haired, inactive, and eating senior citizen dinners at 4pm. For many, getting old equates to being sick and weak. For many, getting old means they’re heading down the last road of their lives. I have learned that there are ways to improve the aging process.

I don’t think I really realized how much of the aging process I had control of until I came across a lady by the name of Mimi Kirk, author of, “Live Raw.” This woman is just amazing. She is in her mid-70s and doesn’t look a day past 50. (Look her up — you’ll be amazed.) I started wondering what she was doing and how I could get on that train. On top of being active, she eats plenty of fruits, veggies, whole foods, and has adopted a vegan raw food lifestyle.

I wasn’t quite sure about a vegan and raw food diet, but I was definitely on board with fruits, veggies, and whole foods. Using my Blendtec has helped me to make tons of different smoothies using both fruits and vegetables! With the New Year right around the corner, chances are, you’ve started thinking about your resolutions. How you’re going to improve over the upcoming year. But the question is this: Have you taken into consideration how the activities you choose to participate in now will help you to Get Old?

The foods we eat and the activities we participate in today have a significant impact on the way we age in the future. I am always striving to eat more fruits, veggies, and whole foods on a daily basis, and plan to do so more in the coming year. I am especially more motivated now that I have started to sprout a few gray hairs here and there. Get Old is an initiative developed by Pfizer to challenge people of all ages to rethink what it means to Get Old and take a more active role in their health and quality of life at every age. What are you doing to Get Old well?

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I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Pfizer and Get Old. I received compensation for this post. All opinions stated are my own. Get Old is a registered trademark of Pfizer Inc.

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