Most scientists look at longevity all wrong.
They zero in on the total number of years we live, when in reality, what most of us care about is living a healthy and happy life.
Whether we die at 85 or 105, those years only really matter if we spend them happily — playing with our kids and grandkids, hiking our favorite trail, traveling the world, or escaping into good books, movies, and performances that lie ahead.
And when it comes to extending your healthspan and the joy you experience during it, fitness plays just as big of a role as nutrition.
You may have heard the statistic that 21% of people over 65 who break their hip die within the next 12 months. Not only because of potential complications from the break, but because of the lifestyle shift that comes from limited mobility.
Fitness is an indicator of cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and immune health — which in and of itself will help you live longer — but arguably more importantly, it also plays a direct role in your quality of life.
Being active, independent, and pain-free is key to happiness and health for many of us, and is only obtainable through maintaining a certain level of fitness as we age.
So how do we maintain a high level of fitness late in life?
In the Longevity Fitness Blueprint I outline a simple structure to help you build and maintain fitness with long-term health as the goal.
What's included in the guide:
- Why most fitness plans aren't sustainable
- The Fitness-For-Longevity Plan
- Zone 2 Training 101
- The Plan in Action: 4 Roadmaps to Match Your Lifestyle