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