Although veganism’s recent surge has mainly affected a younger population, people of all ages are adopting the lifestyle — including Anne Fraser, a woman who became vegan just three weeks before her 96th birthday.
An advocate for peace and love, and a yoga teacher at her local community center, Anne realized after watching the documentary What the Health? that she could do more to make the world a better place.
“I’ve always ended all my classes with the meta prayer, ‘May all beings be happy and free’ and after becoming vegan, and learning how inhumane and cruel our animal agriculture system is, I realized that I wasn’t doing my part,” she said. “I was praying for all animals to be happy and free, but not practicing it by still consuming animal products.”
With the help of her vegan granddaughter, Anne made the switch. She has been loving it ever since. “Now when I say [the meta] prayer, it has a deeper meaning to me.”
In addition to protecting animals and the earth, Anne is also helping herself. Diagnosed with AFib, or irregular heartbeat, Anne was put on medication that made her feel unwell. Now, after making the switch to a plant-based diet, Anne’s heart is strong and healthy.
I share my story because I want people to realize that they have the power to take back their health and their life through diet and lifestyle. We live in a world where there is a pill for everything but no one is talking about the food we are putting into our bodies and how that effects our health! I think that most people just don’t have the information. I didn’t make the connection until 6 months ago when I watched the documentary @wthfilm. But I’m here to show you that it’s never to late to change and take back your life!
Anne feels as vibrant and active as ever, and continues to nurture a passion to inspire her fellow seniors to take care of their bodies. Through her Monday yoga classes, she cultivates a safe and fun environment for others to get moving!
Chair Yoga Sun Salutation? Here is a little sneak peak of a project I’m working on. I want to inspire my generation to keep moving! This community has been so kind to me and has inspired me so much. It has given me purpose and a zest for life that I had lost. It can be hard getting older and losing independence and abilities. I think a lot of older people move into retirement communities and just give up. But I want to change that. There is a disconnect between health and lifestyle. Maybe if I share my lifestyle, I can inspire my generation to eat #plantbased and find a form of exercise they love ❤️?✨
For more on Anne’s incredible journey, visit her Instagram page to find recipes, insights, and so much more!