Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

January 8, 2013

6 Signs That You Will Live To Be 100

Dr. Roizen: 6 Signs You’ll Live to 100

Comment on #2 and #3.

#2 You’ve Got Balance.

This morning the light was out in the group exercise room where I do tai chi every morning from 8 to 9 AM. It wasn’t totally dark because of windows and the glass double door, so I left the light off. This was a progression in terms of balance and doing tai chi was definitely a little more difficult. But you don’t need to aspire to doing tai chi barefoot, on lawn, in the dark (a fanciful goal of mine), to improve your balance. We often talk to patients about just standing on one leg while in line at the store, the bank or the Post Office. The gym ball is another good example of balance training while you are doing other stuff (like tai chi). Anything that regularly challenges your balance will improve your balance. Then you can check #2 off the list:-)

#3. You Exercise Intensely.

I did not mention this when I reviewed the research on exercise from the Malic Slosberg seminar in August, but there we learned about research on High Intensity Interval Training. It is a completely different conversation to talk about how risky it is (see 7 years worth of posts here especially about PROGRESSION), but the research is building that there are big benefits to intense exercise. And from a practical standpoint it’s so uncomfortable that doing it in intervals is the only thing that makes any sense to me. (Think Kettlebells:-)

The point for our purposes is that it is all relative. Improve balance a little a time; increase intensity a little at a time in a safe way. Ask for help if you need it.

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