Welcome to tips for a healthy lifestyle. I’m Penny and I want to share some tips and tricks I’ve learned on my own journey to stay healthy.
I grew up on a family farm in Iowa during the 60s and 70s and I know some of you can relate to how I was raised. If we didn’t grow it or raise it or trade for it – we didn’t eat it! Farm raised meat and garden grown vegetables were on the menu three times a day. Don’t get me wrong – it’s a great way to grow up and the homegrown aspect is wonderful but as I approached retirement age I realized changes need to be made.
I have been a Certified Public Accountant for over 30 years with the last 20 in my own private practice. I no longer burn more calories than I take in as I go through an average workday. You know how it is sitting all day in front of a computer screen or meeting with clients. I have to work harder to keep active.
My husband, who grew up 15 miles down the road from me, just smiles when I complain that my step counter hasn’t reached 5000 steps for the day by 5pm when he easily reaches that in his first hour of work. Different careers or jobs mean different ways to look at staying healthy.
I have 4 children, three which are either active or retired military (Air Force) and one who went her own way but is a one woman support group for her siblings and many worthy causes.
I hear comments each day from parents and grandparents wishing they had more energy or could lose a little weight so they can be more active with their families. I would like to show them some ways they can achieve their goals at any age.
My hope is to help anyone who is struggling through the mountains of information available here on the internet (as I have) by sharing some ideas on how to age a little more gracefully.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,