Our primary focus at senior fitness has, for many years, has been on promoting strategies for “Preserving Fitness into Advanced…
The focus of SeniorFitness.com up til now has been on Strategies to Preserve Fitness into Advanced Age. Advanced Age is a comfortably ambiguous term that could apply to anyone stretching for a little more time on planet Earth without debilitating disabilities. The purposed goal in my mind was to stay “FIT” all the way up to the Point of Death, then quickly drop dead without a lot of fuss and pain.
The whole idea of slowly grinding to a pain-filled, function-less, several year dependency on others to clean me and change my diapers was and is highly repugnant. My understanding that “Everybody Dies” never disturbed me much, and after embracing the Catholic prospective of life’s purpose, troubled me even less. But I’m still of a mind that Later is Better with regard to end-of-life suffering; and I’d just rather not, if morally avoidable.
But what if we develop strategies to repair aging as we go along? What if we can get the body to just repair itself ad-infinitum, or at least for the next four decades or couple of centuries, and meanwhile preserve the physical and mental characteristics of a healthy 30 year-old, but able to grow from experience and accumulate all that wisdom and understanding. Would that be worth doing for you and me?
In this category we will collect the latest science progressing toward longer health-span and life-span, and explore the social and existential issue of such progress.