To age is an inevitable process, but how we age is not. To me, age is only a number and how we take care of ourselves is truly important in determining HOW we age.

At VIVE, we strive to create a place where you will not become that person who at a certain age just gives up and lets the arbitrary number on your birth certificate take over your life. It is so important as we age to move forward as best we can and always to strive only for the best for ourselves. Age is really only a number that society and people place so much of an emphasis on, when really you are as young as you feel!

More importantly age only has meaning if you unnecessarily place any on it. Life is way too short to dwell on such a meaningless thing as a number. It is the love and effort you put into yourself and your physical and mental routine every day that keeps you vibrant, young at heart, and vital.

It is important to always respect who you are and what you stand for and how you go about achieving this. Sometimes our beliefs are placed on us as children, and as we age we think that this is the right way to live our lives. When in reality, it is just unnecessary baggage we carry around for most of our lives.

Remember in this month of December, especially during the hustle and bustle of the holidays, to be authentic. Be true to who you are and what you believe in. Age doesn’t always have to be about having deteriorating health or about making poor nutritional decisions. Age is about YOU…it’s about what you feel inside and how you portray that to others.

Try to portray the REAL YOU and let your inner youth shine through!!