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Mother Nature. Bend Without Breaking. HIIT.

January 13, 2024 2 min read

Mother Nature. Bend Without Breaking. HIIT.

January 13, 2024
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1. The Hijacking Of Mother Nature.

I'm not going to stop writing about these longevity "breakthroughs" because some are bunk and unattainable for many people. Hyperbaric chambers and transfusions? Do your own research.

Some of the schemes remind me of the great hitter Ted Williams and how his son wanted to freeze the cells of the last man to hit .400, or some cockamamie idea like that. It led to a hideous story.

Here is a take on longevity from some experts on aging, minus the new-fangled remedies. 

2. How To Bend Without Breaking.

"So what exactly is flexibility, other than the ability to contort your body? It’s defined as the ability to bend without breaking, but flexibility in our bodies is actually a passive skill. It’s about stretching to our ‘end range’, or as deep as possible."

It's all about being functional and mobility. This is a link to a story in Stylist that suggests training your flexibility right alongside your strength. Read about simple exercises like The Pancake Stretch to improve your functionality in every day life and in sports.

3. A Reminder About HIIT And Its Benefits.

My friend Jay Croft of Prime Fit Contentwrote about High-Intensity Interval Training. Many of you know about HIIT. But while you know about it, maybe you don't practice it enough.

Here is Jay's 2-minute take:

Have you heard about High-Intensity Interval Training and wondered what HIIT’s all about?

Or noticed joggers or walkers sporadically speeding up for short bouts?

HIIT is a great way to make the most of aerobic exercise, and although it has media buzz, it’s not just a trend.

It’s also not just for “the young and healthy,” the Mayo Clinic says. “Researchers have found that HIIT can improve health and fitness for just about everyone and has even bigger benefits for older adults.”

During a HIIT workout, you go back and forth between working hard and taking it easy.

The Mayo Clinic cites just one study that shows walkers improved aerobic fitness, leg strength and blood pressure just by alternating between three minutes of fast walking and three minutes of slow walking – for 30 minutes, four times a week.

Their results were better than others who walked twice as long but at a slower, consistent pace.

It’s even better news for people over 65. The Mayo Clinic says age-related deterioration of muscle cells has actually been reversed

And AARP says that varying short bursts of fast walking with longer bouts of strolling helps:

· Lower inflammation

· Improve blood pressure

· Slow aging

· Reduce the risk of many diseases

The name is irreverent, the stories are not. Please support Geezer Jock and the sportswriter who brings you the best storytelling on the internet about older athletes. 

 


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