I can’t believe that I am at a place in my life where an article in the AARP magazine resonated with me.
The article is from the a book “Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy- Until you’re 80 and Beyond” by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D.
Chris and Harry outline seven rules and explain them in their book.
The seven rules are:
- Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life.
- Do serious aerobic exercise four days a week for the rest of your life
- Do serious strength training, with weights, two days a week for the rest of your life.
- Spend less than you make.
- Quit eating crap!
- Connect and commit.
This quote made me stop and think; “How long you live is 90% genes and 20% you. But how well you live is 80% up to you and 20% genes.
This made me stop and think. I do have a say in how the next chapter in my life plays out. It will take commitment, some time, re-evaluating what is important and what I am willing to do.
I now go to the gym three times a week. Thanks to my wife Lauren I have a healthy lunch to eat at work, and fun plans for our time off. I plan on doing everything I can to maximize how well I will live.