As we age, exercise becomes even more important to our general health
Most of us would love to work with a doctor on our vitamin D levels to boost our immune systems. Unfortunately, most doctors are only interested in giving us more and more vaccines. My doctor is still trying to get me to take the COVID vaccine, even though taking the series now would be completely counterproductive to say the least. She says, "What happened to you? You didn't used to be like this." I said, "I started paying attention."
Whew, I passed the ten-second test on both legs—between that and avoiding the injection, I am probably good till my eighties or nineties ;-)
Ten seconds! Is that all? I've been standing here on one leg reading this whole post for about five minutes. Now I'm gonna switch legs and read one of Margaret Anna Alice's REALLY LONG posts.
Just turned 60 this year. I think I'm still alive because we've lived out in the woods for the last twenty-two years and there's always something to work on. Who needs a fitness membership when there's dogs to hike up the hills, trees to cut, fields to mow, and firewood to be split.
I'm also probably still alive because I tumbled to the lies early enough and never got jabbed, started taking Vitamin D, Zinc, and other supplements (some listed here) that seem to help my blood pressure and general health. I'm not the young whippersnapper I used to be, but I'm still kicking Death in balls each day.
Dr Peter Attia also includes how long you can do a Dead Hang as a health/fitness metric. The reason is grip strength is correlated with assisting in getting up after a fall. I can do 1min 34 seconds and I'm in my 60s! I'm adding seconds to that time each week, and it's kind of relaxing as it also decompresses the spine.
As a former horse owner of riding horses, I am delighted with your photo today. I love it. Thank you for all you are doing to help humanity.
That picture is just delightful!
Been racing/working out for many decades. EVEN doing some gymnastics stuff now. It's medicine. :)
Don't be obese. I try to do 60 pushups a day and also use kettlebells. On the weekends, I lift weights.
We all know WHAT to do, the hard part is just doing it! Command that simulation!
Try pickleball if you like racquet sports. It's addictive in the best sense of the word. You can really work up a good sweat and hardly notice because you're having so much fun!
I'm certainly not in as good a shape as many others posting here, but wanted to chime in about exercise. I spent 2 months in hospital last year and came home with oxygen. I got started in a medically supervised exercise program in January and did it for 6 months. I was hugely skeptical that it would help, but 6 weeks into the program, my stamina had already improved noticeably. After 3 months I ditched the oxygen (maybe prematurely, but hey). At 6 months I was able to do most things without limit (still have to pace myself a little, but even that is improving).
Bottom line, I used to be quite a skeptic that exercise would help me, but I was schooled! I'm pretty sure I'd still be on oxygen and have poor stamina. These days, I walk every morning and live where there are hill options in my walk, so slowly ramping up.
Thanks for this article Dr. Malone. Its great advice and the studies are quite interesting!
Yes, I can pass the test. :)
Have to admit have always considered "exercise" something of a dirty word. My Ph. D. mentor was a jock and gave me a hard time.
Totally agree. I am a saber fencer and practice 5 days a week. Fenced since I was 14 and I am now 60 years old. I made the U.S. Vet 60-69 men's saber team and will be gong to the Vet World Championships in Zadar, Croatia the first week of October.
I love the picture! I passed the test. I was in a car wreck three years ago. Before the car wreck I walk several miles 5 days a week. We went on a cruise ship to Northern Europe and walked many miles. That same Summer we went to DC and walked all over the Mall and city. I also love to water ski. Then the wreck happened and I can’t power walk anymore. I’m trying to get into a neurosurgeon as I have tried the other routes.
So being a person who has exercised for years, I can no longer do that. It was driving me crazy. My friend introduced me to water aerobics. I can do this as there is zero gravity in the water. I can move freely. I go 5 days a week at the local rec center. It has been a life saver for me. Exercise is so important. Keep on moving.