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Book Review: Outlive

Are you preparing your body for the future?

As many of you know, I take physical fitness and health very seriously.  This is why I thoroughly enjoyed the book I just read, Outlive by: Peter Attia.  Ever thought about the science of health and aging?  This book gets into the good stuff around our bodies and how to properly take care of them.  Usually I look for three main takeaways to focus on from any book I read, but this one was so interesting, I give you six in the #CJJblog this week.  Enjoy.

  • Life decathlon.  We all focus on immediate accomplishments and goals, but what about in our later years?  Come up with goals of things you want to do in your 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s – For example, pick up your grandkids, hike a mile, etc.
  • Smoking.  However bad you think smoking is for you, triple it.  Just, don’t do it.  Very important.
  • Exercise.  Consistently exercising will have both immediate and long-term impacts on your health.  By exercising now, you also set yourself up to have an easier time doing so in your later years because your body will be in better condition.
    • Balance routines: Standing on one leg
    • Grip strength
    • Cardio/Interval training
    • Level 2 training: Talking while running
    • Strength training: Tone/shape muscles
    • Foot exercises/stretches
  • Sleep.  Have your bedroom be cool, comfortable, and dark.  No phones near your bed, no eating three hours beforehand, and no screen time 90 minutes prior.
  • Breathing.  Work in rhythmic breathing and try the 4/4/4 method where you inhale for four seconds, hold for four, then exhale for four.
  • Nutrition.  How much protein do you consume?  Are you eating too much sugar?  Also consider limiting (or eliminating) your alcohol consumption.  Balance is the key here.

Did You Know?  Coach recently joined Bill Haase on Innovative Strategies to chat about his story – You can watch the video HERE.

Life Tip #70:  Eat more organically by focusing on eating more fruits and vegetables.

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