Greetings, ImpactWealth community! Today, we bring you the inspiring story of Amy Hardison, a 64-year-old who unexpectedly found herself ranking fifth in the Rejuvenation Olympics, a global online longevity game. Amy’s unique approach to aging has caught the attention of many, and her story serves as a testament to the power of simplicity in maintaining a healthy and joyful life.
Amy has never considered herself a wellness guru. Instead, her daily routine revolves around the love and connections she shares with her children and grandchildren. Surprisingly, this accessible health routine has placed her at number five in the Rejuvenation Olympics, where she’s defying the conventional pace of aging.
Unlike those aiming for extreme longevity, Amy isn’t in it for the numbers. “I have 20 years, maybe 25 years or so, and it’s just, what do I want to do to make those the best possible?” she shares. “84, 85, 86 is plenty for me.”
Her journey into the spotlight began when her son-in-law suggested she join a trial for a supplement called NOVOS. Initially hesitant, Amy decided to give it a try, ultimately finding herself high up on the leaderboard alongside biohacking elites. Amy humorously recalls, “I just kind of giggled. It was pretty ironic that I even did it because I’ve never been into taking vitamins and supplements.”
Beyond the clinical trial, Amy’s secrets to aging slowly are refreshingly ordinary. As a mother of four and grandmother to 11, her focus on connection serves as a cornerstone, and she credits her positive view on aging as a key to her longevity.
Amy sees aging as wisdom and approaches challenges with a growth mindset, cherishing the richness that comes from a life well-lived. Research indicates that one’s attitude towards aging significantly influences health outcomes. A positive outlook has been associated with a lower risk of heart disease and stronger brain function.
Her lifestyle choices also contribute to her well-being. Amy maintains a healthy diet by preferring her own cooking, avoiding highly processed foods and limiting alcohol. For the last 50 years, she has dedicated an hour each day to aerobic exercise, primarily through swimming or using the elliptical bike. Regular exercise not only helps with muscle loss but also contributes to mental and physical well-being.
In a world dominated by health trends, Amy takes a grounded approach, preferring to stick with the basics she’s known and loved over the years. “I have lived through several decades, and I have seen things come and go, so I don’t get too excited about the latest and greatest,” she wisely advises.
Most importantly, Amy prioritizes her close relationships, considering time with her children as precious. In a society facing a loneliness epidemic, Amy’s emphasis on connection echoes the importance of strong social bonds, contributing to a reduced risk of chronic conditions.
Amy Hardison’s story is a beacon of inspiration for those seeking a holistic and fulfilling approach to aging. As she gracefully puts it, “Nothing [else] has the payoff that it does.”
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