The Fountain Of Youth

The Fountain of Youth, a mythical spring, allegedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. Tales of such a fountain have been recounted around the world for thousands of years, appearing in the writings of Herodotus (5th century BC), in the Alexander romance (3rd century AD), and in the stories of Prester John (early Crusades, 11th/12th centuries AD). Stories of similar waters also featured prominently among the people of the Caribbean during the Age of Exploration (early 16th century); they spoke of the restorative powers of the water in the mythical land of Bimini. Based on these many legends, explorers and adventurers looked for the elusive Fountain of Youth or some other remedy to aging, generally associated with magic waters. These waters might have been a river, a spring or any other water-source said to reverse the aging process and to cure sickness when swallowed or bathed in. 

The legend became particularly prominent in the 16th century, when it became associated with the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León, the first Governor of Puerto Rico. Ponce de León was supposedly searching for the Fountain of Youth when he traveled to Florida in 1513. Legend has it that Native Americans told Ponce de León that the Fountain of Youth was in Bimini. 

Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a “Fountain Of Youth” that allows for simple “antiaging”.  BUT, there is a definite method of reversing aging that we all can partake of:  WEIGHT CONTROL.

When we successfully control weight our exterior appearance becomes much more youthful.  Accompanying this is LOTS of antiaging of the internal organs, joints and muscles.  Our cardiovascular system improves in performance, there is much less pressure on the weight bearing joints, breathing becomes easier and in many other ways, vital parts of our bodies perform in a more “youthful” manner.

Although there may not be a “Fountain of Youth” that exists, you do not have to look too far to find a path to a “younger” look and feel…focus on the weight control!

For me personally?  I am trying to find the “Fountain of Middle Age”!

 

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