Junkfood Science: Healthy aging teachings

April 24, 2007

Healthy aging teachings

An absolutely priceless look at the meaning of a healthy lifestyle. Judy Gerstel’s piece in the Toronto Star is well worth reading for a wholesome perspective. A sense of humor is required, but I hear laughter is very good for us.

The healthy boomers

Our couple pay attention. They're are determined to do everything right to keep themselves fit, active and engaged in life. Meet the Starrs, Jim and Linda. He's 52. She's 49. Like most aging boomers, Linda and Jim are determined to stay young, healthy, active and fit. But unlike most of their peers, they've not only made their healthy lifestyle a priority, they've let their lifestyle take over their lives. The Starrs, you could say, are obsessed with gathering all the research and doing every single thing recommended for optimal well-being.

For example, they try very hard to never argue or fight, setting a high value on eliminating stress in favour of serenity. They eat no processed or packaged food, no white flour and severely limit their intake of sugar, salt and red meat while taking every opportunity to boost their intake of antioxidants, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, fibre and flavonoids....

Here is a typical day in the life of the Starrs:

The rest can be read here.

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