Five Tips for Staying Healthy

I had the unbelievable pleasure of attending a mini-retreat hosted by The Aspen Club centered around Chris Crowley’s life-changing book Younger Next Year. The quality of the retreat was exceptional in every way because of the knowledgeable, passionate and brilliant staff who conducted it. So in the typical Mrs. Green World fashion, I am excited to share with you some take-aways from my experience because your health is most important. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, take care of yourself every day so that you can, indeed, be younger next year. I know that some of these may sound pithy but there are words of wisdom to be found in each nugget. Take them to heart.



Take-away #1 – 70% of aging could be prevented. 30% just happens. Don’t decay as you grow older – grow!

Take-away #2 – Bodies: the more you use them, they more they work. (How many of us sit day after day at our computers knowing our bodies were really not meant for that?)

Take-away #3 – Everything that you don’t use, rots. Think about it.

Take-away #4 – Eating healthy is NOT a diet. It’s a lifestyle (No more diets!)

Take-away #5 – There is nothing more important than doing some physical activity that will ultimately prevent you from that 70% — the impacts of aging that are preventable.

Truth be told, I really want to write another short novella about my experience because there is so much more to tell and because it motivated me to recommit to my good health. But instead I will just hope the above take-aways will inspire you to read the book Younger Next Year. If you are 25, 35, or 45 years old and reading this, I hope you won’t put it off. Get a head start on taking care of yourself each and every day. Eat from the food rainbow making sure to include foods that are red, green, orange and yellow and that don’t come in packages. Eat whole grains and less meat and feel better. To your health!