In The Endurance Handbook, Phil Maffetone teaches us how to tap into our athletic endurance potential.
He also teaches us how to perform well in the ultimate endurance contest: living a long, healthy life!
Get this: Maffetone tells us that “Virtually all mammals on earth have a lifespan six times their skeleton maturity. If we apply this animal model to humans, who reach skeletal maturity at about age twenty, one should expect to live, on average, to age 120.”
How’d I miss THAT memo and how do I get on that longevity train? 🤓
Maffetone continues by saying: “In our society, the average human animal barely reaches four times his or her skeletal maturity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only about twenty three out of each 100,000 people reach birthday number one hundred. But with modern technology, natural hygiene, and the awareness of chemicals that speed the aging process, there will soon be hundreds of thousands of people in the United States over the age of one hundred. The Bureau estimates that by 2050 there will be between 265,000 and possibly four million centenarians. Will you be one of them?”
Yes, please!!! 🤓
Of course, Maffetone isn’t the only one inviting us to think big longevity-wise.
Stanford professor Walter Bortz wrote a book called Dare to Be 100 where he tells us: “There is now a sufficient fund of data and experience to allow baby boomers—and, of course, younger generations—to plan their 100th birthday party with calm assurance, prepare the guest list, and muster enough respiratory reserve to blow out all those candles.”
Please accept this as my formal invitation to my 100th birthday party: May 22, 2074. It’s going to be a blast. You’re invited!
But that’s not the most important part of this +1.
This is getting closer: How’s YOUR 100th birthday party planning going?! (And… Can I come? Please send me an invite! 🤗)
Here’s what’s most important: What will you do TODAY to give yourself the best shot at having 100-years worth of todays?!
Seriously. What’s one thing you KNOW you could be doing?
And, as always, remember: The fastest way to Optimize is ALWAYS (!) to STOP doing whatever it is you do that gets in the way of you being your best self. So… What will you STOP doing today?
See you at 100, my friend!! 🎉
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