Scared to Death
I’m going to let you in on one of my deepest fears: Getting OLD. When I let most people in on that little secret they assume I’m scared of death.
By nature I’m a risk taker– skydiving, motorcycles, even going to war, were risks I was willing to take.
So if it’s not a fear of death, why is getting old scary?
As science progresses humans are living longer and longer lives. I imagine, in the not so distant future, we’ll see people as old as 150. However, even as the length of our lives increases chronic disease is at an all time high.
What I fear is living to 130 but being diagnosed with some terrible disease that takes my independence at 80. That’s 50 years of nursing home slop, someone else wiping my butt, and boredom. No thanks.
Do you know what generally puts people in nursing homes? It’s not Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. It’s FRAILTY. The inability to stand up from the dinner table. The inability to get out of bed in the morning because you can’t sit up. The inability to get off the toilet.
Lucky for us, there’s a solution to that problem: Strength Training. Lift weights, keep your muscles strong, and keep your independence as long as you can. It really is that simple.
To keep you healthy and strong for the LONG HAUL you should be lifting weights at least 2X per week. A great way to start strength training is called a linear progression.
In Part 2 we’ll explain the linear progression and why it’s so effective. We’ll also offer you a free downloadable sample program so you can get started wherever you train.