Last week, I shared a longevity secret of a 97-year-old WWII veteran, which reminded me of another powerhouse:
100-year-old Les Savino (also a WWII veteran)
Savino hits the gym 5 days per week. He pumps iron 3x per week (M,W, F) using weight machines. On Tuesday and Thursday he does cardio (such as biking, walking 2 miles) along with some extra ‘arm farm’ or leg exercises.
And while he doesn’t always feel like going he knows…
“It’s necessary if I want to enjoy life”
According to him, many people his age no longer enjoy life. But he soaks it up as much as he did when he was 30, and his workout routine is one reason:
“It makes me feel good. I feel much better than when I arrived. I have more flexibility and I just feel more motivated with life.”
Many people believe they just can’t make time for exercising.
(Or they don’t have time)
Truth is, you invest time.
And if you’re willing to make that investment (even just a few minutes per day) it pays you back in daily dividends in the form of self-confidence… mental clarity… physical strength… and vitality.
The ROI is enormous.
And Lee Savino is a power walking example of just what this compounded investment can do in terms of longevity, happiness and fulfillment.
“If you develop a healthy lifestyle, you’ll go through life enjoying it. If you enjoy life, it preserves you. You want to keep on going. Here I am at 100. I don’t want to stop”- Les Savino
P.S. Another piece of the longevity puzzle that centenarians (in the longest-living Blue Zones) swear by is intermittent fasting. It can’t do everything, but it can be one of the most powerful ways to move the needle on your health and fitness – for a masterclass on the topic – check out Intermittent Fasting Dojo.
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