I can tell you that I’ve heard this phrase “I’m moving like an old woman” uttered on my adjusting tables more than once, but this 86 year old German gymnast challenges the idea that we have to move slower as we age.

I have thought of health in many different ways throughout my life. Now that I have kids and have more seriously started to plan for my future I have a renewed perspective regarding my health. I realize that my health not only affects the way that I feel, but the quality of life for my family and those who depend on me.

Health is an investment, much life retirement savings. Many people put off saving for retirement because “now is not a good time” and find themselves unable to retire due to poor planning. I see this with health all the time. We know what we need to do, but we keep waiting for a good time. Unfortunately time doesn’t wait for us and before long we realize that we have a lot of catching up to do.

I remember an interview that I heard with Adrian Fenty, who at the time was the Mayor of Washington D.C and known as the countries fittest Mayor. The interviewer asked Adrian how a busy man like himself could time time for exercise and he responded by saying that he views exercise like any other essential part of his day. To Adrian exercising is no different than eating and breathing, activities that are a daily necessity.

I encourage you to take those small steps now toward good health as they will pay dividends in the years to come. This video is inspiring to me and I hope that it will inspire you also.