50 is not too late to begin a Healthy Lifestyle

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

I recently celebrated my 49th Birthday at the end of December and as I look upon the year ahead I realize that I will be 50 at the end of 2015. The number scares me as I reflect on my life and wonder what have I done for myself and why I haven't taken care of the body I was given.

In October 2014 I had a knee replacement surgery and it has been a long four months of recovery and I am still unable to walk properly. I realize the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and being fit and active.

As I journey into the next stage of life, I have challenged myself to live a more active lifestyle and make better choices when it comes to my health. Do not take your body for granted. The healing process with my knee has been cumbersome and the commitment to making it work has been tough. Daily exercise and physio have consumed my days and it will be a lifelong process to ensure my future mobility.

My team mates at CSIB are extremely supportive. We work daily to provide insurance and advise for amateur athletes of all sizes and shapes and I urge you to listen to my words of advice: TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. You are never too young or old to start living a healthy lifestyle because someday you will be looking at 50 too.

Susan Ewart, CAIB
Director of Insurance Services