In the song “100 Years,” the popular musical group Five For Fighting sings about life’s choices:
“15, there’s still time for you
Time to buy and time to choose
Hey 15, there’s never a wish better than this
When you’ve only got 100 years to live”
Are the choices you make today helping you live (fully) to the age of 100? As Prism Fitness Group marks its 100th Friday Fitness Feature, we encourage you to ask yourself this important question.
Chiropractor and author, Dr. Eric Plasker, explores this idea in his book, The 100 Year Lifestyle. The book aims to help readers prioritize and implement lifestyle changes that will ultimately lead them to living the longest and healthiest life possible. Dr. Plasker focuses on a variety of subjects including diet, stress management, healthy relationships, finances, and attitude.
Physical fitness also plays an important role in The 100-Year Lifestyle. He suggests focusing on three main areas with the help of health professionals and/or personal trainers:
- Endurance: 30 minutes of cardio training 3 to 4 times per week
- Strength: Evaluate and build strength in major muscle groups
- Record body measurements
- Evaluate posture and weight balance
Regular massage therapy is also recommended by Dr. Plaskar to help relieve pain and manage stress.
Do you have an action plan to live what Dr. Plaskar calls a “sensational century”? As Five for Fighting sings, “There’s still time for you.” Make each step a step in the right direction towards a healthy lifestyle.