Heidi Herman: On With The Butter
They say, 'you’re never too old.' Never too old to do something for the first time, take on a new challenge, push yourself to your physical and mental limits, or step out of your comfort zone. You only live once. But how many of us would embrace such an adventurous attitude, in our nineties. in this episode we meet the writer, Heidi Herman, who was inspired by her mother, to “spread more living onto everyday life.” At the age of 93, Íeda Jónasdóttir Herman set out to find ninety-three things she had never done before, with the intention of trying them between her 93rd and 94th birthdays. In her book, On with the Butter! Spread more living onto everyday life, Heidi tells the inspiring story of her mother’s adventure and the zest for life she shared with her family and friends. Published: October 28, 2020 | Recorded: October 22, 2020Visit the LLAMA podcast website for complete show notes, including a transcript of the conversation.This episode is brought to you by AgeUp, a new product that helps fill in the financial gaps that are often created once you’ve mastered aging and achieved an exceptionally long life. Small monthly payments to AgeUp stack over time to create a secure income stream for your 90s and beyond. Contributions to AgeUp are shielded from market swings, and once payouts begin at age 91 or above, they’re guaranteed to last for life. AgeUp is backed by MassMutual and sold by Haven Life Insurance Agency. You can find out more at Age-Up.comIn this episode we learn about:Íeda Jónasdóttir Herman's extraordinary enthusiasm for living life to the full. What it means to spread more living onto everyday life. Adopting an adventurous mindset and how it affects our brain function and potential to live a longer life. The simple lifestyle trail and instincts that promote healthy living.Daily exercise routines that don’t involve going to the gym, include doing sit ups and holding an exercise plank while still in bed.Observing the stretching routines of animals. Building extra movement into the day.Taking the long route around the parking lot to pick up the groceriesThe power of communal laughter, even during the days of CovidHow Heidi helped her mother try ninety-three news things between the ages of 93 and 94.