The Longevity Athlete Blog

Don’t Get Hurt

Rather than view your athletic activity as a threat to your longevity, use it to positively pressure you to deal with problems that the athletic training exposes. Rather than give up and back way off from difficult activity, press in to the problem. Seek out help. Become educated and trained in addressing the specific problems that your aches and pains are trying to alert you to.

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Who Is A Longevity Athlete?

…each person can choose to add beneficial behaviors and remove harmful ones in order to stack the deck in favor of this outcome. Doing sports and being ‘athletic’ could be helpful to the goal of longevity, but it is not necessary. One could be sufficiently active with their body in many other ways. 

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Slow Down The Pace Of Achievement

This American culture I live in urges us to get as much as we can, as quickly as we can. It is a consumption mindset, rather than a mastery mindset. If we’ve accomplished our first 5K, why not just go for a marathon next! More is better! The sooner the better! Come on, your friends are doing it, so why not you too?

But lasting satisfaction comes from more than just consuming quantities. It comes as much or more from developing qualities.

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