The purpose of today’s article is to look at several recent studies that give us some ideas on how to age well. I believe strongly in the old mantra “you’re only as old as you feel.” If you are strong, mobile and healthy at 50, 60, 70 or 80, then you are not old. Chronological age means nothing. So what are some good tips to ensure that you age well?
You probably won’t be maxing out on your back squat when you are 100 years old. However, it’s not inconceivable to think that you might still be alive and kicking…..and training. I mean, why not? If you read my daily posts on Facebook and Twitter, read my weekly articles and implement most of what I talk about (using the 80/20 rule), then there is no reason to think that you can’t live to 100 and be health and happy.
Squatting gets a bad rap from many non-lifters, with the most common negative thing being the myth that squatting hurts the knees. Here’s the thing – there are many different types and kinds of squats and not everybody is built for very heavy barbell back squats. So, if that is the image swirling through your head, then this article should prove enlightening for you.
Here are 5 training reasons why you may not be achieving your strength goals. As I’ve written numerous times before, it’s critical to strength train at least twice per week, regardless of whether you are an athlete or non-athlete. The benefits of strength training are well documented for aging well and for optimizing health.
Over the past couple of years, I have tried out several holistic healing modalities while recovering from injury. Today’s article will focus on 2 of those modalities – chiropractic and acupuncture. There are many people in the western world who believe that both chiropractic and acupuncture are pure quackery. I say they are wrong and this article will explore this topic.