The science of aging includes three main components:
- An understanding of what truly is obligatory and expected in normal aging
- Specific applications designed to delay the aging process in efforts to perform (sport) or function (life)
- Rehabilitative considerations, defining what is possible to recover from in the face of advanced age (stroke, TKR, extended bedrest after a given age)
The question, then, “Aging – Are You Up for It” is posed not only for your own self-applications, but for those of you that are medical providers…are you up for accepting and delivering the science in each of these three components.
Ask yourself, then – are you delivering the intensity that it takes to get stronger across all persons, without regard to age (#3)? Are you willing to work yourself hard enough to decelerate the aging process (#2)? Are you willing debunk the myths associated with aging, that science has disproven (cannot improve in strength, balance, endurance, etc) (#1)?
Are you up for it?