Something I've taken notice in my elderly patients as they cross that 60's milestone (including myself), these folks have given up on the grandiose idea of ever looking or feeling like they did in their 20's or 30's. If they haven't attained their high school weight, if they're suffering with chronic disease, aches and pains...and even life threatening illness - their goal changes from looking and feeling young again to that more in lines of preserving what they have left.
But even at later stages in life, when people are willing to make some strategic lifestyle changes, begin exercising regularly, detox the hundreds of toxins they've accumulated in their bodies through the years...and yes - even change their diet, life can be much better.
But there is a positive note to growing older. (And I believe this far outweighs all the deterioration that's going on in the body.) That's the changing outlook on life. In our younger years, life's pursuits tend to be focused on material gains: Having a nice house, a fancy new car, all the latest gadgets...even saving up for a long and comfortable retirement. As we get older, that focus begins to change to preserving our health, for one - to be able to enjoy the activities that we CAN perform, and be around for our kids and grand kids.
But as II Cor. 4:16 states: "For we do not lose heart. For although our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day". If we let Him, God is preparing us for transition from this temporal and decaying world to one of an eternal one...with new bodies that never grow old or get sick. These fading material things become less and less important, and the things that are truly of lasting importance (such as relationships, loving, giving, and growing closer to God) become our main focus in life.
What's truly amazing is that as we focus on the important, and less on the trivial and fading things of life, we begin to enjoy all these things all the more...including better health. It's too bad we can't all learn this lesson earlier in life!
"Seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." (Mt. 6:33)
Wishing you abundant health (and life),