While I do not personally believe getting older is something to fear and/or be sad about, the reality is many patients frequently tell me how old they are starting to feel and look.
Yes, we are all mortal, and aging and getting older are just the inevitable cycle of human life. However, there are many things that can be done to get the most function and beauty out of your body, no matter what your age.
When we consistently create healthful habits we can minimize the aging process, both functionally and aesthetically. This involves taking care of our bodies chemically/nutritionally, emotionally, and physically.
Health and functionality are mostly synonymous. I would say happiness/contentment in life also fits into that equation.
While one might argue that those things are subjective, the reality is that the physics of how a healthy human body functions does not care about opinions or politics. One must follow a certain lifestyle to achieve health. This lifestyle must be congruent with, and obey, the laws of physics that allows a human on earth to thrive.
You might be able to survive without these laws, but you will NOT thrive, and aging will be amplified.
Figuring out what the optimal lifestyle for health is, is a worthy endeavor, as it inevitably equates to greater contentment and satisfaction in life.
One irrefutable law of creating a thriving human is the requirement of movement.
One of the best ways to move your body is through resistance training. Resistance training is simply the act of using your muscles to resist an external resistance/force.
“Resistance exercise reverses aging in human skeletal muscle.”
Research consistently shows the benefits of movement and resistant training. Specifically, its effects on keeping our bodies as young as our age, and health history, potentially allows.
While humans can certainly train/exercise/move/workout too much for optimal health, I think it is obvious that the human species suffers from a movement DEFICIENCY now more than ever.
Slowing the aging process is just scratching the surface of the MANY benefits of proper movement for human body.
“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”Marcus Aurelius