Longevity – it means different things to different people, but to me, it means staying ‘good’ as long as possible.
I have no interest in immortality if it looks like this:
(No thank you).
For longevity to work for me, I want to be in my prime as long as possible.
I need to ‘work’
Run, move, play….oh and still look like I’m thirty for as long as possible.
To me, that’s longevity.
The problem with longevity is that it’s easy to jump the gun, on the lastest longevity trick or immortality cure.
Things that are shiny and new can easily trick you into thinking they have staying power.
I’ve fallen for this many times.
Take for instance, this post where I promoted the green pans… Back in September 2008, fresh out of their packaging the Green Pans worked beautifully.
Now, in June of 2010, I’m going to replace them as soon as I can.
No offense to the marketers of the green pan, but I do regret recommending them.
(scrubbing pans should not be this hard)
Like I said, it’s easy to jump the gun.
Other things I’ve recommended did have longevity.
Lindt Chili Chocolate is just as good now as when I mentioned it in Feb of 2008 – That’s one I don’t regret.
The other is Eat Stop Eat.
Obviously a self-serving inclusion, but I take great pride that I still get emails from people who bought Eat Stop Eat in the summer of 2006 (when Eat Stop Eat was first released) who still follow the Eat Stop Eat lifestyle now – almost 4 years later.
They used Eat Stop Eat to lose the weight and to keep it off.
Sure, there are other diets that have this type of longevity, but they are few and far between.
Another obvious thing that has longevity is weight training…good old fashion barbells, dumbbells and body weight stuff…
Bosu Balls, Chest Expanders and Thigh Masters will come and go…but a bar loaded with weight…that’s longevity.
The bottom line – Things have lasting power when they work well…which is exactly what I intend to do.
It’s not just about living long, it’s about living well as long as possible.