Is a sprint between two 90-year-olds an ageist spectacle?

Ed Park, MD News 4 Comments

If we couldn’t see their faces and didn’t know their ages, we wouldn’t think this was very athletic. Someday soon, we will not consider age to be very important and the existence of a contest between two genetically-damaged individuals will not be elevated to a noble spectacle but will seem exploitative.

Olympians may age – but my patients just get stronger and faster with each year

Ed Park, MD exercise, News, slice of life, Telomerase activation Leave a Comment

In the post-TA world, people need to be careful about what they mean when they say “at his/her age” because I have many examples of athletes getting stronger and faster in their 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th decades of life.