Today’s health and fitness industries are crazy. Everywhere you look, someone has the solution to solve your problems or give you the results you didn’t know you need. One person tells you to eat certain foods. Someone else says an exercise is bad and what they think is better. Yet another person tells you to take a pill and your problems will disappear. And then you get on social media only to find out that everything you know is wrong.
I was listening to The Joe Rogan Experience with Dr. Peter Attia the other day and something they said struck me. Dr. Attia said, “The best medicine for longevity is exercise.” According to Dr. Attia—a physician focusing on the applied science of longevity— the best way to live a long life is to follow a well-designed exercise program. It sounds simple, and it is. But simple never means easy. I agree with Dr. Attia, but I would add that the best way to live a longer and better life is to exercise regularly and intelligently.
The secret to improving the quality and length of life lies in a simple tool: exercise. How you exercise depends on many things, but it is not complicated. It might mean taking a walk, lifting weights, or a combination of the two. No matter what you do, the answer is simply to exercise. The answer is simple, but it is difficult to do consistently..
The simple answer is, however, not the one the “experts” want you to believe. They want you to think that your longevity depends on a supplement, a piece of exercise equipment, or a pill. That way, they can sell you something and benefit. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t have to pay for good things, but be careful who you listen to and what you think you need. What I am saying is that the key to living a longer, healthier life is simple. You need to exercise. And that doesn’t require money or talent. It requires commitment, work, and time from you.
Instead of searching for new products or pills, you can live a longer and better life by exercising. You have what you need to start. You don’t need to keep looking for answers; you just need to start. Start doing something because that is better than doing nothing. Exercise doesn’t require new clothes, special equipment, or a gym membership. All it requires is commitment and dedication.
Exercise is such a powerful tool for health and longevity. Exercise is life-changing for those willing to commit. It will always change lives for the better or worse. Those who choose not to exercise will not live the type of life that those who exercise do. If you want to live a longer (and better) life, the choice is obvious. So, start taking the best medicine for longevity each day: exercise.