I found my “Fountain of Youth” and it is “EXERCISE”.

Starting with just “getting myself to the gym”, which was the most challenging part, I slowly developed the habit of getting regular exercise. My routine involves stretching, strength training, running, and bouncing to stress my bones and joints gently.

5 Benefits of Exercise

  • Strengthen bones and muscles
  • Enhance the quality of sleep
  • Boost immunity
  • Increase agility and flexibility
  • Improve memory and brain function

When I discovered “mindfulness meditation” and incorporated it into my workout routine, it was wholly pivotal, and I found that “exercise” can benefit both the body and the mind simultaneously.

5 Benefits of Meditation

  • Foster relaxation
  • Improve mental discipline
  • Boost self-awareness
  • Focus on the present moment
  • Increase emotional control

Life Begins Again

I had an epiphany when I turned 50.

I thought I would resign myself to the familiar adage about people who reached this age that “there are FEWER years ahead than behind”.

For a moment, I thought that was true – for me.

Until I had a thought – what if there are MORE years ahead instead?

Staying young at any age

I had just attended my friend’s 90th birthday celebration. Violet Chan was my Sunday school teacher who became my lifelong friend and family. She looked fabulous. Her hair is salt and pepper colour. She stands straight and tall. She is still driving, bowling, swimming, and thinking up new projects to keep in touch with her “chosen family” of forty-plus people who include all the “kids” from her old Sunday school classes, their spouses, their children and now their grandkids. She still sends me parcels of homemade handicrafts in time for Christmas. She is amazing.

What if I lived to her ripe old age of 90? That means I’d have another 40 years ahead.

Or what if I lived to be 106? Sir Run Run Shaw, the esteemed Hong Kong philanthropist, passed on at this age. When he was 100, he was still sprightly and attending events and celebrations for his Shaw Prize Foundation, which many regard as the “Nobel Prize of the East”.

If I could emulate him, I’d have another 56 years ahead.

Then I freaked out.

If there are more years ahead, then I needed to make some substantial changes.

I had to face some hard truths.

I had to do something about my deteriorating body. It was getting weaker.

I had to do something about my sagging body parts. They were getting saggier.

I had to do something about my weight. My clothes were getting tighter.

I had to do something about my…duh…memory? I forgot things. Often, the instant I thought of doing something, I would rush to do it…and the second it took me to get started, I had already forgotten what I was supposed to do.

Living Longer and Healthier

I realised then that to live a longer, healthier, and more robust life, I must make a dramatic pivot.

The first thing I did was reverse the decline in my mind and body.

It took commitment and determination to make that happen. But it was easier than I thought it would be.

With some guidance and encouragement, I know that anyone else can do it too.

Here I share my journey and what I am doing to stay strong, lucid, and mobile for life.

Enjoy

Cammy


Introduction to Guided Stretch & Meditation Videos


Mobility for Life Videos

MOBILITY FOR LIFE – NECK LEVEL 1
MOBILITY FOR LIFE – NECK LEVEL 2
MOBILITY FOR LIFE – COU – NIVEAU 1 (Français)
MOBILITY FOR LIFE – COU – NIVEAU 2 (Français)
MOBILITY FOR LIFE – ARMS LEVEL 1
MOBILITY FOR LIFE – ARMS LEVEL 2
MOBILITY FOR LIFE – ARMS LEVEL 3