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Opinion: 100 Years Younger in 21 Days

By Jenniferavventura @jennyavventura

Opinion: 100 Years Younger in 21 DaysA new British reality program has hit the airwaves where eight people between the ages of fifty-five to ninety-three undergo extreme diet plans and exercise regimens. The program is filmed on an island full of centenarians, an island full of splendour, an island filled with mystery, and a longevity that is deeply planted at its roots. The island is the second largest island in the Mediterranean, the island is Sardinia, Italy. The goal of this television program is to look, a joint, 100 years younger in 21 days. Surely, that is not possible! I’ve lived here for ten years and I can see the age creep in, it’s inevitable. Coming to Sardinia will not make you look younger in twenty-one days, but she will definitely make you feel younger in twenty-one days. Read on and I’ll tell you how to easily live to 100 years of age.

There are some strict rules that go along with this absurd reality show: all contestants are placed on a strict diet that suits the individual best, they are put through a rigorous exercise program and they undertake radical anti-ageing treatments like a snail facial, cow urine shampoo and coffee enema. EEEEwwwwwwww!

Banned are smoking, drinking, sugar, bread and pasta which is so very unfortunate because those that do live to 100 years of age enjoy the aforementioned in total moderation.

How can one come to Sardinia and not sample her delicious, deep, dark Cannonau, or taste the most exquisite homemade pasta from the island – Culurgiones. It’s wrong I say!

Come to Sardinia and sample each regional delicacy and don’t be afraid of the calorie, just eat it!

A cow urine shampoo? What in the actual fudge is wrong with people? I’m just sitting over here laughing my ass off at humanity and its stupidity. A cow urine shampoo will not take years off your hair, it will just give you a head full of cow piss! And really, who wants that?

The cast did manage to hike up a beautiful mountain to a shepherd’s hut and enjoyed one of the many stunning panoramas Sardinia has to offer. At least this hike was on the agenda, it’s only been one episode thus far, not that I’m watching because I’m not, we don’t even get that channel, I just read about it while wasting time scrolling through social media.

Opinion: 100 Years Younger in 21 Days
It’s going to take a lifestyle change to look younger, but isn’t it more important to feel younger? Society still leaves too much focus on the outside of the person when we should really be healing and looking inside. Sure, there are snail facials and enemas, and to-die-for spas that will knock your socks off, but that’s not the real Sardinia. That’s not the Sardinia where people live to the ripe age of 100, no. That’s what the mainstream wants you to believe, and now I’m going to show you how to easily live to 100 years of age

How to Live to a 100

  • Respect yourself, others and surroundings
  • Drink a lot of fresh water. Many towns in Sardinia have free, fresh water fountains available to the public
  • Yes, eat that slice of cake
  • Limit sugar intake
  • Moderation
  • Take a walk, hike, stroll, swim or any physical activity that gets you outside
  • Ground yourself with humility
  • Eat beans
  • Drink Cannonau wine
  • Moderation
  • Buy local
  • Enjoy the sunshine
  • Eat that gelato
  • Olive oil is the Queen of Queens
  • Laugh
  • Eat pasta (especially if you come to Sardinia)
  • Keep on walking.
  • Limit screen time and don’t believe in the hype.
  • Do all the above, every day, not just for two weeks, twenty-one days or a few months, but every day
  • Moderation

Living to 100 years of age isn’t rocket science, nor is it snail facials and cow shampoos. It’s an abundance of things done consistently over time that will make you feel younger.

Feeling younger is better than looking younger, and seeing we can’t stop the hands of time, I’m going to indulge in my daily intake of Cannonau to finish this opinion piece with.

I, for one, prefer to feel younger, what about you?

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