Hi, my name is Vardit and I am a proud baby boomer born in 1951. The subject of health has been a passion of mine for many years. It began when, in my mid-twenties, I realized that I had to do something to improve my health. Throughout high school and college I had gone through a cycle of dieting and binging caused by low self esteem and a poor body image. My attitude was unforgiving until I finally realized that I had to start learning to accept myself and start adapting a healthier lifestyle.
I read a countless books on self improvement, searching for a way to feel better. I did everything I could think of including going to a psychologist for a time in an effort to learn to cope with my issues. I exercised everyday and improved my eating habits. It wasn't easy, but a change came slowly over the years and I honestly began to feel healthier both physically and mentally.
In my 40's I felt that I was finally in control. Life was looking good. I had the support of a loving understanding husband, and 2 beautiful sons who kept me very busy. But my thirst for knowledge never stopped. I was always researching and collecting information on health issues that were relevant to me or my family. I read and took courses in traditional and alternative medicine to enhance my knowledge and understanding of the human body and mind .
As I entered my 50's, my body began changing and I looked for ways to make the transition. I had to accept facts: I needed eyeglasses after having 20/20 vision all my life, my memory was failing me, certain foods became difficult to digest and I wasn't sleeping well. I realized that if I wanted to stay healthy and vital I was going to have to make some changes in my habits and attitude . This also meant accepting things I couldn't change.
What bothered me most about aging, was its affect on my cognitive abilities; my thinking was not as clear and I was constantly forgetting things. I read that stimulating the mind could improve brain fitness and that is what eventually led me to build this website.
Healthy Aging for Women Baby Boomers is a work in progress. I almost called it quits after a few years of neglect, but have recently found new energy and decided to renew and refresh this site. I hope you'll visit often and age gracefully with me!