What can say other than I am extremely lucky to have trained with this extremely generous man. If only all mentors could be as good. His influence on exercise science in second to none. Glad to have him on my side.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Frank Booth wants people to live to be 100. And then be told they have 48 hours to live. Only at the very end of life should people succumb to conditions such as cancer or heart disease, he says. Then, a serious illness wouldn’t be a tragedy; it’d be cause for throwing one last giant party.
Booth, an exercise physiology professor at the University of Missouri, figures that we should thrive until the end of our lives instead of gradually declining into sickness. Our lifespan should not outlast our healthspan. Otherwise, he wonders, what’s the point of sticking around for so long?
Unfortunately, a large proportion of the U.S. population is chronically…
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