Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Decaying vs aging

I'm always reading random health and fitness books looking to glean some sort of a-ha! tidbit to share with others.

In Younger Next year, A guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond there's an entry titled Decay is Optional. Which made me think the lives of trees vs humans.

Trees have an expected life span, they die, then they decay. That is as long as they don't get sick or injured first. And since trees can't walk into Cinnabon or 7-Eleven they're probably living a healthy lifestyle.

On the other hand, lots of folks neglect their health, get sick, decay, then die. And with all those as-seen-on-TV meds they can extend the decaying process.  Oh yippy, skippy!

So today's a-ha! moment is, if you want to live a long healthy life, try living like a tree. Don't eat crap, stand up straight and trying going with the flow.

Yes, we all die, but personally I'd rather tend to my good health now, enjoy life, and hopefully avoid suffering a slow decaying process. We'll have plenty of time to decay after we're six feet under. Well, unless you're cremated. I'm just sayin'. . .

1 comment:

Gayle said...

that bumper sticker is a hoot!

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