What is your Fitness Age?

Here is a video featuring a colleague of mine who is the Director of Sports Medicine at Columbia University.  video on Fitness Age

The fitness calculator can be found here : Fitness Calculator

It was eye-opening to calculate my “Fitness Age”, which was 25.  Not bad, considering my 4 kids and full time practice make me feel 55, at times. … but I know I can do better.

I was discussing with our Physician Assistant, Holly, how I would rather sleep in every morning in stead of waking up at 5:30am to exercise.  Those extra 10 minutes in bed often will lead to 20, 30, …. oops, got to go to work. But, it is amazing how just after a few minutes of exercising I can say “This feels good.  I needed this.”

I workout 3-4 days a week now but I could improve by exercising 5-6 days a week.  It could be hikes with my family or biking to work in stead of driving. What could you do?  It does not have to be a fancy.  In fact, you don’t need any gym.  One trick, if you have kids, is to make up silly “races” back and forth in your living room: crab walks, bear crawl, hopping, skipping, etc.  Everyone has fun and you get your exercise.

Good Luck!

Valley Sports & Spine Clinic
Giving you Back your Life
Dr. Ethan Colliver



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