Physical and spiritual fitness

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What happened to the You Tuber who cornered a niche in making fitness videos for men of a certain age? I’m intrigued by the fact that he doesn’t seem to have much of a presence when I go online nowadays. Has he run out of steam? Is this a good advertisement for his ideas? I guess the jury will have to take some time out to answer these questions.

I don’t mean to be cynical or even provocative in wanting to find out about this. I am convinced that the hypothesis or theory that this chap expressed has some credibility. He suggested that men’s bodies start to sag after a certain point because we produce less testosterone and more oestrogen as we grow older. Cardiovascular exercise and weightlifting apparently helps us to continue producing testosterone at relatively high levels.

Men in the public eye are usually assessed by different standards from those used for females in a similar position. It is debatable whether this is fair or unfair. There is no doubt that our bodies go through different ageing processes, depending on our gender. One can only struggle with nature or the perception of others up to a point.

Having said this, I am curious to know more about the qualities that make the likes of Sophia Loren, Yoko Ono or even Grace Jones appear to embody exemplary features associated with their genders for so long. I wouldn’t want to speculate here about the ways they manage to age so gracefully.

Are there any men in the public eye who manage to do similar things? I was impressed by the efforts of one rock star to defy the ageing process, until I saw recent images on his Instagram page that eventually put me off. Perhaps the key issue is related to each person’s spirit and how that comes across from within his or her body. Congruence seals the deal at the end of the day.