Warm welcome to our anti aging blog. We love gardening, cooking and walking in the nature. We believe that natural living is the key to a healthy and happy life. I recently met a lovely lady, aged 104. I had to ask her what her secret was as she looked so well and healthy. She told me that there were three important “rules” that she was following in order to stay healthy.
- She always tried not to complain about small things, but aimed to keep up positive attitude towards everything.
- She always cooked all her food herself and never ate anything artificially processed.
- She had made sure that she always had something important and meaningful to do. At that moment it was her own small garden in her balcony that she looked after.
This is how we, me and my family try to live too. Stay positive, eat well and have a good hobby, like reading, cooking, walking in the nature. In our blog we want to share all this with you. Our ideas, beliefs, experience and our delicious and healthy recipes as well. Our aim is to stay healthy and happy, with no need for any medication.
I start my journey with this blog in January 2018. Usually the beginning in the year is the time when most of us want to make changes in our lifestyle to ensure healthier and happier year ahead. The blog is all about how we do things, how we eat, exercise and think and combat stress. I will try to share our reasons for doing what we do, the studies, books and articles that we have come across with to learn.
We all live in a world of processed food, unnecessary medication, and the constant advertising does make it difficult to see what we should really be doing. However, the way to a good life is often very simple. Forget all the advertising and concentrate on what makes you feel good. If you use your common sense, it does tell you that the less processed food you eat, the better. If your lunch box today contains of a filet of mackerel, small salad and extra virgin olive oil, it will make you feel good. You will be able to do all the things you were planning to during the day, your mind stays sharp. You will be satisfied until dinner time without any need for snacks. Good food feeds your brain as well.
If you eat a ready made pasta heated up in a microwave oven, or a sandwich made with processed bread you bought from a supermarket, you will be tired and lethargic. You couldn’t be bothered to continue with your day. You will feel hungry again after a few hours and need a snack, and possibly another one before your dinner. You’ll probably end up eating too much. We’ve all been there.
My true inspiration for my anti aging blog are those people I have met, including my parents, who live the way I describe in this blog, every day, and have managed to live the good life, by being healthy , active, positive and that way happy and independent. No processed food, and only a minimal amount or no medication. This is the way they intend to live until the end.
Simple, good food. Enough, but not too much exercise. Good coping of stress. Positive mood. These are the keys to a good life.