Every day I hear people go on about "well you are 40 now its down hill from here"
Now mind you I do seem to notice aches and pains a little more, but then again I have always punished myself physically so I think that has always been the case.
On the news we constantly hear about sports figures being washed up by the time they are thirty, oh they simply can no longer go on, they are used up garbage.
Yet for some reason we ignore people of ability at ages we now seem in our lazy western society as ages of impossiblity.
The Media only breifly mentions the sports figures who competed well
past their thirties, Randy Couture comes to mind as well as George
Foreman regaining the heavyweight title at 42 and retiring at 48.
Jack Lalane Arguably set the standard, at 54 Jack Lalanne beat a 21 year old Arnold Schwarzenegger badly in a informal body building competition. for his seventieth birthday he towed 70 rowboats across the San Francisco bay, shackled.
Samurai warriors would consider retiring in their fifties.
Personally my family has stayed active into the elder years, My Grandpa Sundberg worked on our small ranch until he was 80, riding horses, wrangling cattle, and fixing fence. Work that most young kids today would still find exhausting, granted he was slowing up, but he was still out there doing it.
My Grandpa on my Moms side played golf until he was 89, still being a pleasant figure to talk with being of sound mind, he only took a baby asprin a day as his only medication, believing no matter what you did, you simply had to stay active and everything in Moderation.
Recently My Cousin died in his mid eighties, he too had a small ranch and on his way out to butcher a beef he finally collapsed, his life still went strong, he himself still rode horses and sawed his own wood.
My great grandmother split wood until she was ninety for the wood stove in her home which btw she still used for cooking as well.
Myself at fourty I am now in the best cycling shape of my life, and only getting better, so I wonder, where does this notion come from that we are washed up in our thirties?
I think most of all society has changed so much people are not very active, that and they injest poison into their bodies at alarming rates.
Most people as I wrote in a earlier blog are horribly dehidrated which causes more body pains as well as increases the aging process. Ask yourself this, how long does a plant last on minimal water and care?
The poisons in our body make it hard for us to process and live normal, with lack of excersise you are not sweating out toxins and of course with not enough water those toxins are not being flushed in your body thus making you feel horrible as they are stored inside your body.
Diabetes used to be called the middle age disease as that is of course the time most people became susceptible to it, now every other person in America has it with children being quit literally plagued by it.
Record liver transplants are now happening for our children as well who are suffering from fatty liver disease caused from a high fat Diet. This is not surprising, every day I see children lined up outside the dairy queen near my house, nearly every kid walking down the street has a big gulp soft drink in their hand.
The really sad thing is most will go home to eat a meal out of a cardboard box filled full of preservatives.
When they ask for candy, give them fruits instead people, it is their future, as a parent it is your job to raise them and teach them to the best of your abilities.
Come on people we can do better, our lives are not over in our thirites, we are not washed up useless machines as the media would have us believe. Get out and be active and treat food as a fuel for your body, you would not consider putting bad gas into your automobile, something that can be replaced, so why on earth are you ingesting it into your body?
Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting “Holy shit, what a ride!”