Exercise & Physical Health

Exercise might be the most potent “drug” we have for extending the quality and perhaps quantity of our years of life. My framework for exercise is built upon four pillars: stability (the foundation), strength, aerobic / zone 2 training, & anaerobic / zone 5 training.

Below is a compilation of clips, articles, and podcast focused on exercising through the lens of longevity, and how to train for, what I like to call, the “Centenarian Olympics.”

#214 – AMA #37: Bone health—everything you need to know

The bones are mechanical sensory entities that are going to remodel in proportion to how much mechanical stress they’re under…so lifting heavy stuff matters.” —Peter Attia

Does exercise reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease?

This clip is from episode #18 – Richard Isaacson, M.D.: Alzheimer’s prevention, originally release on October 1, 2018.  

Exercises After Shoulder Surgery (Post-Op Week 9)

As many of you know, I had shoulder surgery in March 2022. I was recently given clearance to expand my…

Hydration for Athletes: Should you drink sports drinks with glucose?

This video clip is from episode #200 – AMA #33: Hydration—electrolytes, supplements, sports drinks, performance effects, and more, originally released…

Why do we lose muscle strength with age?

Researchers have explored numerous contributors to loss of muscle strength with age, and it appears to boil down to two major factors: muscle quality and neuromuscular innervation.

The metabolic benefits of exercise & muscle mass

This video clip is from episode #205 – Energy balance, nutrition, & building muscle with Layne Norton, Ph.D. (Pt.2), originally released…

3 Ways to Train Lower Leg Mechanics

We absorb shock through the frontal plane of the foot. Being able to absorb shock efficiently is critical as we…

Importance of maintaining use of your toes, minimalist footwear, and toe yoga

This video clip is from episode #131 — Beth Lewis: The Art of Stability — originally released on October 5,…

Strength and stability are essential for longevity

Envision yourself at 90 years old. What do you want to be able to do, physically? Perhaps it’s as simple…

How does VO2 max correlate with longevity?

This video clip is from episode #176 – AMA #27: The importance of muscle mass, strength, and cardiorespiratory fitness for…

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