Earlier this week, my blood pressure shoot through the roof! First I came across this picture...
This is TOTAL NONSENSE! (I wanted to use stronger language here, but restrained myself...) I cannot believe that any responsible media outlet would spread this misinformation. Why would any doctor recommend avoiding movements that will help you increase (or at least maintain) your strength as you get older. We need to encourage people to exercise more, and not discourage them from exercising. Do not let these doctors discourage you (or anyone) from exercising more!
Then a couple of hours after this image came across my desk, and my blood pressure had returned to normal, someone sent me an article from Reader's Digest. As unbelievable as this may seem this article made me even madder than the picture above. Why was I madder? This article even suggested that some of the safest forms of cardio were not appropriate for people over the age of 50. This has got to stop! Here is a link to that nonsense if you want to waste your time reading it.
So what exactly do they want people over 50 to do? Just take medication and sit still until their time is up? Hell no! We all need to fight against that! Doctors need to know that life does not stop at age 50! At 50, you are just stepping onto the back 9 of life!
Movement is my medicine,
Dr. William "Chip" Bleam