While the younger crowds and the “unsuspecting mature” crowds are continuously fed the notion that their workout have to me “high intensity”, “short and fast”, “harder and tougher” – the truth is none of that dangerous and risky stuff is NOT necessary.
Lots of the hardcore “fanatics” do not like when I write about this – but hey, this is not for them, it’s for us people who are just taking our own path that is most realistic and beneficial to us. Simple really…
Here is the direct link to the video on my YouTube Channel => #1 Best Workouts at Middle Age & Beyond Into Your 50’s, 60’s, 70’s
As of the day I’m writing this, July-15-19, my last complete health/medical exam was almost a year ago – which means my next one will be on schedule with Dr Osborn, for next month (August).
If you’ve been with me for a while, you’ll remember my last 5 years worth of vital stats and blood work ups have all been getting even better.
I’ll share the updated details (2019 results), in a future video and post here, on how these improvements are continuing, with the lifestyle habits I’ve been implementing (anyone can do these).
And as you know – my ‘chief aim’, and the one that I hope becomes ‘supernatural’ to you, is to always be employing lifestyle habits that directly, and positively, impact my annual health exam results.
By doing that – I directly, and positively, impact my LIFE – and I share this all to inspire YOU to do the same.
If I can do this – then so can YOU.
I think you’ll agree, we don’t hear this kind of wellness-focused ‘chief aim’ in the common conversations of mass market fitness..
Rather, we hear shallow messages about “fast weight loss”, “rock your best body in 4 weeks”, “be sexy again”, “turn heads everywhere”, “look like a fitness model”, “slim down in 7 days”…
It all makes me cringe, because it’s those short term, superficial promises that keep people in the perpetual cycle of “on and off again”… Never truly fully committing to a mindset and lifestyle of total wellness on the inside AND the outside.
Sure, some of my peers are opening their eyes to the bigger picture – but for the most part the mass markets are still appealing to people’s superficial, short lived, motivations.
And these shallow motivations, hardly ever stick. No secret, right?
BUT – when we shift our focus from just “looking amazing” to “feeling great, improving health & strength, exercising with care and eating for longevity..” then we start to really understand WHY we are doing all this – and how our mindset holds the key to everlasting habits, best results and an awesome quality of life.
In the video above, I share some thoughts on the the mindset needed in order to make all this “fitness stuff” easier, simpler, more enjoyable and hence, far more effective & sustainable in the long run.
One of the biggest factors in optimizing and preserving the physical body so that it is strong, balanced and able to carry us through life with high functionality is the TYPE of exercise we choose to do.
If we choose, the harder, heavier types of high-impact exercise – then our muscles, bones and joints will have excessive wear and tear on them. And this is IF, I say IF, one is able to even sustain the hardcore, high-intensity styles of workouts…
Opting for a gentler, slower and more controlled and realistic form of fitness training allows the body to be nurtured into wellness in a way that builds “physical integrity” both for the short term and the long.
Of course – this “physical integrity” is directly related to “mental/emotional integrity” – hence the “mind/body benefits” of a proper approach to lifelong fitness.
Enjoy the video above – please share it with at least one family member, friend, and/or co-worker who will appreciate it and benefit from it.
Any questions comments or thoughts? Post in the comment box below, you know I love hearing from you…
Your trainer for LIFE,
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