Are You Pro or Anti-Aging?
Does wanting to run a marathon...
...make you anti-aging? One thing that both pro and anti-aging folks have in common is the urge to stay healthy and fit. The question is what is motivating your particular exercise program and aspirations? You are pro-aging if your regimen is inspired by the desire to fulfill your potential, and if by doing so, you are enhancing rather than jeopardizing your health.
You are anti-aging, on the other hand, if you believe it is impingent on you to maintain or attain a level of fitness usually ascribed to people younger than your age as proof of your ability to defy aging. Ask yourself whether your extreme commitment to activity is being fueled by fear or by passion? Motivation driven by fear has the potential to do harm, not only to your body, but to mind and spirit.