Big Winter Daddy
That's why Toronto could use a second team instead of another American city. The rink would be filled too.
Generally, I see people my age both men and women and think: they look aged. Some people 45+ look terrible, also you get women with that estrogen dominance or whatever it is and they just balloon.
Those old timers, just know/knew how to do things and can lift concrete slabs and the like with ease. They'd never be seen dead at a gym, but they just naturally have an agility from being able to do things. I can lift the weights pretty good now, but I can't do any of it in the practical sense of twisting and building stuff.My old man - he's actually 87 years old - came over to help me with a few odd jobs on the new house. Lifted down the top of a solid mahogany bookcase as easily as my mate who deadlifts 170kg.
You just lose the ability to understand and use language, supposedly everything else is intact.What about Bruce Willis? John McClane. You send him single handedly to take out Russians.
Aphasia? Is that dementia you don't recover from? I just saw him recently on a Netflix movie.
Aging is indeed a harsh harsh mattress. Interestingly my old man is the reverse (frail, weak, limps), has CVD that he has managed but luckily always 'ate well' (well, considering the data at the time) and always had is naps and slept well. Also helps he self-retired at 50 so has had decades living well and taking his time. Short and long term memory still excellent
My mother OTOH is a champ, still works, limbre, fit, but has a few western pre-diseases which she manages (pre-diabetes, hypercholesterolemia) . Sadly, has always had terrible sleep issues but all in all good.
I am on them to have the basics right: sleep eat and exercise, then we can worry about the other.
OTOH I now find myself doing stretching/ stability work before and as much as any physical exercise. I hiked 14 miles on Sunday, without stretching and I was in discomfort most of Monday. Most things are tight. Quads/ Hammies/ Ankles/ core/ groin and yet I persist as the alternative is much worse. Have been disciplined with what I eat for a while now (now, incorporate 'when I eat' as well), sleep is good but I am constantly adjusting, trying to improve.
'Functional' Strength/fitness is very important as one ages and something a lot of people take for granted. People in their 50s at work are having hip replacements and not from injury.