People always use their age as an excuse why they can’t physically push themselves, why they fail to achieve same results as someone younger. Reality is as you get older it is harder to physically push yourself to that next level. However, we should all take a page out of Jack LaLanes book, father of modern concept of fitness. Aged 45 Jack decided to promote his TV show by completing 1,000 Jumping Jacks and 1,000 Chin Ups in just 1 hour and 22 minutes.
Well known for his feats of strengths, at the ripe age of 54 Jack LaLane competed against young unknown bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger. Badly beaten by Jack LaLane, Arnold exclaimed “That Jack LaLane is an animal”.
To quote Jack LaLane “Living is a pain in the butt. Dying is easy. It’s like an athletic event. You’ve got to train for it. You’ve got to eat right. You’ve got to exercise. Your health account, your bank account, they’re the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out. Exercise is king and nutrition is queen: together, you have a kingdom”.
Age is only a factor if you make it so!