My darling husband constantly poses the idea that despite being somewhat middle – aged now, there will be a plethora of advances made in medicine over the next decade or so that we should be able to live a healthy and energetic life well into the next 100 years. A gene therapy to stop grey hair (his worry at this point, not mine quite yet), skin renewal technology to cause wrinkles to fade back away from whence they came, nanobots that can repair damaged organs and muscles without enduring invasive surgery. The list goes on. I typically throw an interested “yes dear” his way when he gets overly enthusiastic about these things although secretly – I hope he is right. I utterly adore this man and would love to carry on our adventure in life together for as long as possible, watching our kids make their marks on the world, and then in the end, drift away together on some ice float – beautifully preserved of course – into some Manet painted sunset. Doesn’t that sound nice?
While we are waiting on these miraculous advances, here is a tip from MedicalPress.com which discusses the benefit of – you guessed it – caffeine. The article stated that for adults in their prime, caffeine helps muscles to produce more force and the performance-enhancing benefit of caffeine could prove beneficial in an aging (hey, who’s aging??) population. And what is prevalent in our favorite drink of all time? Say it with me friends! That’s right it’s coffee. So the next time someone gives you some crap about drinking too much coffee just be sure to let them know that, it’s apparently just what the doctor ordered.
Link to the article here: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-06-caffeine-boosts-power-elderly-muscles.html