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Breaking Muscle: The Simple Path to Being Your Fittest at Any Age

Love Andrew Read, who writes frequently for Breaking Muscle. This article for aging athletes (aren't we all?) is an excellent summary of the things you can look forward (?) to. It's possible to quibble over some of the details, but…

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At 95, a Lifelong Skiier Says the Source of His Vitality Is His Workout – WSJ

I wanna be this guy in 37 years. Of course, for me it will mean I am still doing karate, kettlebells, and sandbags. I'm not much for the pool or the slopes. But, it's not really the "what" that will…

Fitness in Young Adulthood Lowers Disease and Mortality Risk

This study of fitness's impact on the risk of developing coronary artery disease is important because: 1) they actually measured fitness with standardized treadmill testing, rather than asking people about their physical activities, which is a garbage data collection method;…

MarketWatch: 10 things personal trainers won’t tell you

This article speaks for itself, but this is absolutely my favorite passage: Turner says he’d prefer to hire a trainer who has a four-year degree in physical education or kinesiology, which is the study of body movements. “I’d rather have…

Women’s Running: What Is Diet Quality And Why Does It Matter?

I am big believer in the value of improving nutrition by focusing on diet quality. This column from Women's Running is valuable for its honesty about how little supposed nutrition experts actually know, and how simple it is, really, to…

POPSUGAR: How 1 Man Lost 24 Pounds in 1 Month on a Pizza-Only Diet

Source: https://www.pexels.com/search/food/

These kinds of loony eating adventures are not ideal, but they do make for interesting object lessons. No matter whether you eat only pizza, or only McDonald's food, or only at Starbucks, the essential point ends up being the same…