Use It or Lose It

Use It or Lose It (Video Link)

“Use it or lose it.”  I am not sure where this phrase originated, or in what capacity.  It can apply to all aspects of our lives, however.

From a physical standpoint, if we do not exercise our body, we will lose the ability to do the things we take for granted.  How many of you have elderly parents or grandparents who could do more if they simply did more?  I do!  That will be us someday if we do not continue to use our bodies and our muscles.

From a mental standpoint, we need to continue to use our minds to keep them sharp.  Learning new things is a great way to keep your mind young.   Studies have shown that learning may also help deter Alzheimer’s.

We need to continue to utilize our skills to remain strong.  When we do not, we lose the strengths we have and need to regain them.  These skills include business skills, management skills, interpersonal skills, and so many more.

Doing all of these things will help keep us young and active, mentally and physically, even as we age.

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