Last week over dinner, a friend I’ve known for 15 years told me that I am “aging well.” I was both flattered and intrigued by the compliment. Of course I quickly realized this didn’t mean I wasn’t aging at all, but that there was something about the way that I was aging that stood out to him.
I thought about the comment over the next few days, considering what “aging well” meant to me. As I slide into my 40s, aging well to me isn’t just about counting the lines on my face, it’s about protecting my health. Aging well is about taking care of myself so that I can enjoy the next 40 or so years of my life with energy, low stress, vitality, limber joints, strong muscles, and organs that do their job and don’t get sick. And it’s also about using epigenetics to my advantage so that if I carry any genes for disease those genes don’t get expressed.
Of course, my perspective on aging has changed radically since I started using ph360. I actually feel grateful to be aging, because I feel so much more comfortable in my skin today than I did 10 years ago. Thanks to ph360, I feel like I have a reference guide as I age, an interactive map that can steer me in the right direction and help me to avoid the choices I could be making that would accelerate aging.
What are the changes I’ve seen? While my internal health has transformed—my digestion has healed, my sleep is better than ever, and my joints are no longer painful and inflamed—I regularly notice the difference externally as well. My body looks and feels great.
Most of my same-age peers have gray hairs already, which I thankfully do not (despite the fact that my parents both went gray in their thirties). And despite my heavy sun-worshipping years, my wrinkles and sun damage have dramatically decreased since I’ve been following ph360. I notice these things every day when I look in the mirror. And although I appreciate them, I also think my friend was talking about more than this.
Because beyond gray hair and wrinkles, I think aging is an attitude—and aging well means facing life with a youthful spirit. ph360 has helped me find new vitality for my everyday routine, particularly as it allowed me to discover changes to that routine that made me healthier than ever.
I’m actually excited to continue aging well over these next years of my life. More than ever before, I feel like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. I’m not out to impress anyone, to prove myself, or to conquer the world—I feel very much at peace with who I am and where I am in my life.
And if that’s aging well, I’ll take it!
Discover your own roadmap to aging well at ph360.me.
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