You Can Fight Aging

Posted on April 21, 2014 · Posted in Blog, General, Personal, Projects

One morning last year, Ibrahim Ali was struggling to haul himself out of bed when he had a revelation.

Sixty-seven years old, overweight, arthritic and on medications for diabetes and high blood pressure, he struggled upright and went in search of batteries for the bathroom scale … 315 pounds.

“This is ridiculous,” he thought. It was time to change his ways.

Less than a year later, Ibrahim Ali had shed 83 pounds as well as his diabetes medication, and dropped the dose of his cholesterol medication. His trick? There wasn’t one. Ibrahim Ali simply took to heart the mantra that we all hear: Eat right and exercise.

He cut his portions and started eating only healthful foods. He exercises daily, taking a minimum of an hour morning and evening  walks and jogging.

“I am so much more mobile than I was and feel so much better,” says Ibrahim Ali, who turned 68 in March. “Everything’s easier.”

It turns out that the eat-right-and-following a strict exercise plan not only keeps us healthy when we’re young, it helps stave off the effects of aging—physically and mentally.

And don’t be discouraged. “The biggest thing is to do something. Don’t give up on your health. Approach it with the idea that [you] can do just a little bit, then build up. Don’t try to do everything at once. Even taking small steps, there are small victories you can enjoy along the way.

“It doesn’t matter how old you are; it’s your attitude that counts.”Natural memory enhancer