Quick post today – lots of work to do, and a bike or row at the gym to fit in this afternoon (it will be a game time decision).
A favorite quote:
We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising.
Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Cooper Institute
Would you like to see the photo that gets me out there, working out consistently, whenever I feel like I just want to stay home and do “something else”? (Invariably the “something else” involves a screen of some sort: a computer or TV or tablet.)
Here it is:
This is what exercise does to the aging process. It basically stops it – or delays it really significantly for a very long time.
By the way, I love the title of the study that first published these photographs – “Chronic Exercise Preserves Lean Muscle Mass in Masters Athletes.”
First time I’ve heard the word “chronic” applied to anything except a serious (read: bad) medical condition. This is the “picture is worth a thousand words” moment of the Every48 blog project.
Or maybe it’s worth just a few words. But those words could save your life.
“Get out there, and get after it.”
Yesterday’s #every48 workout: A day of active rest. I took a one-hour hot yoga class for a good stretch after last week’s running.