As we near the end of another year it's a good time to consider whether you are feeling "better off" than you were twelve months ago. Prosperity isn't just about improving your material wealth. What is more important to your personal well-being and quality of life than your physical health? There's a reason we first and foremost wish someone a happy and a healthy New Year.
You may tie your prospects for prosperity in 2013 to people or circumstances beyond your control and each new year brings only two sure things, taxes and another birthday. So if you find yourself feeling older with each passing year the good news is that you are never too old to feel and to be younger next year. Because we do not age chronologically but biologically, and that's something that you alone can control.
From the age of about 40 on, if you don't exercise regularly you get old very quickly. Your daily choice to exercise, or not, has a profound effect on your state of health and well-being today and in the future. Physical activity is an elixir of life that will leave you feeling more energized, more productive, less stressed and possibly happier. According to Chris Crowley, the septuagenarian co-author of the book 'Younger Next Year', "the best piece of advice in the whole book is to lift weights twice a week for the rest of your life".