I am probably what they, whomever ‘they’ are, call ‘older’ I guess. I’m 63. It is always kinda weird to say that I am 60 anything and just when I was getting used to saying 50 whatever. Anyway, I can relate sort of (denial here) to my clients who are around my age and older. I know them well, and I think that they would say (plus I’ve heard them say) most of these things:
-start exercising now. I don’t care if you don’t like to. Do it!
-don’t do what I did and wait to take good care of yourself. Eat healthy and exercise everyday. I have plenty of money, am retired now, but I have had a triple bypass, 2 stents, and it’s scary. I am trying to regain my health. I shouldn’t have waited. I should have exercised more.
-keep your joints strong while you’re young. You’ll want them to last.
-hire a qualified trainer and never miss a session. Priorities, priorities!
-lose that weight that you’ve always wanted to lose. Don’t carry around 25, 30 extra pounds. It hurts!
-don’t take your health for granted.
-I don’t know what to do with all of this stuff I have and am selling my 4 bedroom house ’cause I don’t need it anymore. I’d rather spend time with my high school sweetheart now. It’s the most important thing.
-I wish I could hike still but my knees are bad ’cause I didn’t keep fit. Keep fit! And lose weight.
I am sure there’s more so this is just the tip of the iceberg but you get the jist.
By the way, the kindness tree is because I do this out of kindness and I love what these kids did. They attend my elementary school which makes me feel sentimental. I just loved it when I saw it yesterday.