Certified health and wellness coach Sheldon Ingram

Here goes: “40 is the new 30” “50 is the new 40”…and so on.

Let’s do better than that. Let’s reach back 20 to 25 years, like 40 is the new 20 and 50 is the new 30.

Oh, it is absolutely doable.

But first, let’s not kid ourselves. There is no such thing as reverse aging.

Its my advice to ignore any ad pushing a magic pill, juice, skin cream or any other gimmick to stop or reverse aging.

Here’s the key: cellular nutrition and wholesome lifestyle practices.

They represent the purest form of wellness and nothing runs deeper than cellular nutrition.

Here’s an example: when my parents turned 60, I challenged them to change their eating habits and lifestyles!

My mom followed the script, my dad did not.

Eleven years later, my father passed from a host of chronic illnesses and cancer, due to harmful eating habits and no exercise.

Fast forward another four years, a full 15 years after the challenge, my mother eats well, runs the steps, power walks and travels as a member of a line dancing team, at age 74, living and thriving with zero dependency on pharmaceutical meds.


What we eat affects out blood, which affects our brain health, skin, hair, vision, our moods and organs.

So dynamic living is feeling good as you age while learning how to eat  nutritious whole foods that enhance the quality and function of our brain, blood, skin, hair, vision, our moods and organs.

Make these food groups your constant companions each day:

  • Healthy fats: omega 3!
  • Quality protein: small portions from grass-fed animals or plant-based foods
  • Lots of greens and assorted vegetables with color!
  • Super foods: rich in antioxidants
  • Water & fresh squeezed fruit juice


Personal trainers and fitness gurus constantly remind us of ways to get and stay fit.

Find what works for you and don’t be overly influenced by what’s trendy.

Just be sure to engage in some degree of muscle stimulation and a solid caloric burning activity.

Ask yourself if you want to be competitive, be in a fun and entertaining environment or a more solitude setting? Figure it out and go!


Be a “glass half full” type of person, the ability to see solutions and positive outcomes, no matter what.

Each day, have something good to look forward to, for you.

It can be simple or grand, as long as you have a pleasure outlet to plug into daily. Stress kills; at the very least, make you ill and negative people are agents of stress.

Find a way to eliminate or minimize exposure to situations and circles that promote negative or energy zapping outcomes.

If you must be in such company, allow your positive strength and persona elevate firmly above the sewage, even if you’re the minority.

Be the influencer!