ZEN+ : Helping you Stay Young and Age Well

The Paradox of long life and ageing…

By Marcus Santer

The Saturday Quote:

“It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.”
Andy Rooney

This is one of those quotes I really wish I’d thought of.

Culturally we do seem to have quite a twisted view of what it means to get old.

But you know what?

It doesn’t have to be like that.

It’s not compulsory to become weak, frail and fragile in your older years.

Over the last 20 years studies have shown that we age at different rates and the majority of what happens to you as your age is dependent upon 4 things:

  1. How stressed you are: Qigong is the most powerful – non drug – stress relief tool available
  2. How active you are: Move more and focus on building strength
  3. The quality of your nutrition: Garbage in… Garbage out
  4. Your ideas about ageing: What you think about getting older can become a self fulfilling prophesy… For good or for worse.

According to Professor Mike Trenell the reality is that an active individual in their 80’s can have the same level of fitness as an inactive person in their 30’s.

Now thanks to medical improvements your chances of living a longer life are likely.


Whether they’re healthy years or pain filled years really does come down to you.

And if you’d like evidenced based information on how to stack the odds of a longer, healthier and more independent old age in your favour…

I recommend you start here with a copy of my book:

ZEN+ The Art and Science of Living Healthier for Longer.

Bye for now


P.S. Just as I was drying off from Louis very soggy doggy walk this morning I heard a report on the radio that caught my attention.

It was about how Muriel Froomberg celebrated her 107th brthday:

Of course they than shared Muriel’s ‘secret’ to her longevity:

“Drinking several whiskies each week
and giving up smoking when she was 102.”

Sounds great doesn’t it.

But personally if you’re a smoker and you want to live a healthy, pain-free long life…

I wouldn’t wait until you were 102 to quit.

Just because Muriel was alright, the statistics are heavily stacked against you being alright.


In the meantime read my book

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