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I’m not getting any younger. None of us are.

Up until a certain point, it’s actually pretty easy to ignore that fact. But once you’ve passed that point, well, suddenly you have to be a lot more aware of your body and how it’s doing. The classic Louis CK bit – “So, how long do I have to do these stretches till my arm is fixed?” “Oh, it’ll never be fixed. That’s just a thing that you do forever now” – comes immediately to mind; while still relatively healthy, I suffered a decade of lower back pain and then topped it off with shoulder surgery. I needed to change my habits to ensure I stayed relatively healthy and pain-free.

So, in the last year or so (actually 531 days…

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 Democratizing Fitness: How Social Media is Transforming Exercise

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