Back to the Basics of How to Train for Aging

While writing the second edition of my book on preparing for aging, I wondered the best place to start. Stretching, conditioning, body-awareness, mental, emotional, spiritual? Where? I decided to start with realignment, because it requires your attention and it’s a great segue into the most important training of all, body-awareness.

It’s explained in this old video, I made eight years ago with a Blackberry (great with Soy Creamer, by the way). Where DO all those years go?

A simple video on the need to realign your body as you train for aging – it’s coming, whether you are ready or not. kev PS It’s more about hip rotators than hip flexors, but I didn’t know that back then.

Time sure is weird stuff. Years ago, I tried to talk about the nature of time to a physicist friend of mine, Nick. We were constructing an oscillating sphere microrheometer for our studies of mucus function in mammalian airways. Nick surprised me by replying, or should I say screaming, “DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT TIME. IT DRIVES ME CRAZY.”

He then proceeded to fall in love, leaving me to finish the rheometer on my own. One of Nick’s major contributions to this work was the selection of a linear diode array, rather than a photomultiplier, for signal capture. I loved working/playing in that old flow lab of ours.

So many wonderful adventures. By the way, for all you young biologists out there, before you kill any animals, build a mathematical model of your problem, and see if you really need to do that.

Science is fun. Not always easy, but fascinatingly interesting, and yes, fun.

That’s it for today, and back to my book on “How to Train for Aging, The Ultimate Endurance Sport.” First to harvest some salad greens and Chinese cabbage from the vegetable garden for lunch, and off to the gym.

Wishing you happy trails,

kev aka FitOldDog

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Grey is muscle, white is fat, clear ring around the central white spot (bone marrow) is the femoral bone.

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Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.