How One Woman Celebrated 100 Years Of Health

Jean Goldsmith was born February 15th 1919 in East London in the United Kingdom. She just missed out on the great war but was bombed mercilessly in the Battle of Britain in World War 2 and has seen more trends and swings in political discourse, populism and technological upgrades than 99.5% of the worlds population. She remembers having pneumonia in the 40’s, chronic flu in the 50;s and one of her grandchildren Simonne, survived leukemia as a child in the late 60’s. Now a great great grandmother and living in Melbourne she feels more alive and healthy now than vast portions of her life before this. The key to her longevity and health success? Yoga and olive oil. She says she regularly takes part in digital yoga classes from the comfort of her town house in St Kilda where she has lived for the last 10 years since emigrating to Australia in the late 80’s from the UK. She still walks to the local shops every day and has a bet at the tab on the “gee gees” and really shows no signs of slowing down as she hit the centenary.

Jeran received her letter form the Queen of England that congratulated her on her well and long lived life thus far and there was a suggestion in the card that she should enjoy the occasion by doing something she has never done before. Jean felt only too happy to oblige and so she asked her great grandchild, Sarah to organize a surprise one off party and to include something that she had never done before and would never do again.

So what did Sarah choose? A male stripper to come to her party and to perform a centenary strip tease. Andrew at turned up on time and was take aback by the recipient of his 5 minutes of fun.

“I wasn’t expecting Jean, I thought that the party was for a friend of Sarah who booked it but Jean was so much fun and really enjoyed the experience. It was more awkward for me than for her but when `I found out it was for her 100th birthday, I couldn’t think of charging for the occasion and so we did the routine I gave her a kiss on the cheek and wished her many more first time experiences. It was a lot of fun.

Good for you Jean. All that Yoga has paid off! …

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4 Healthy Aging Tips for Women of all Ages

1. Eat a Healthy Diet Daily

This may sound like common sense but good nutrition and food safety are crucial for adults as they progress into the later years. As you age, you will naturally be more susceptible to food born illness and food poisoning as your immune system will begin to find it harder to fight off the bugs that your younger self had no issue in beating. You also need to make sure you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Follow these tips to help you make wise food choices and practice safe food handling.

3. Manage Health Conditions

Be smart; if you have aches and pains then don’t put it off, they may not go away by themselves. Get up and visit your local GP or medical health professional. The chances are that its nothing serious and your doctor will be able to reassure you that it is just a minor complaint that can be cleared up with some simple medication of lifestyle changes. But if it is something more serious then you are far more likely to beat the issue if you catch it early and allow the medical professionals ample time to get in front of the problem before it develops. The longer you leave it, the harder it is to resolve.

4. Get Screened

Make sure that you are getting screened for all of the various female specific health checks that are required as you progress through your life. From Smear tests to breast examinations to getting ready for the change of life. These are natural and normal precautions and as with the more broader advice listed in point 3. Putting these things off is never a good idea. If theres nothing wrong the you won’t know that and wont have the reassurance of a medical professionals recognition of . clean bill of health and if there is something wrong then the longer you leave it the worse it will be Early screening and detection is the recipe for damage prevention and a long healthy and happy old age.

5. Be Active

Regular exercise is so important. It will keep you supple, flexible and burn the additional calories that a sedentary lifestyle will not. Weight gain in your later years can trigger all sorts of issues for your health like diabetes, heart disease and cancers. You dont have to go to the gym or have heavy exercise every day but just walking up stairs rather than taking the elevator or walking to the local shops instead of driving are ways that keep your heart rate at an elevated but not excessive level. You will also have an endorphin kick which will make you feel better throughout the day and elevate your mood to bring more happiness to your life. Exercise is crucial for so many reasons and weight management is not necessarily the most important. …

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