just to “get by.” People do nutrition and exercise for vanity. That’s fine if it continues to reinforce intelligent improvements in health and fitness. But where ya gonna be in 5, 10, 25 years? Just “getting by”? Training for looks? Give me a break. You’re going to want to be mobile and strong.
On a replaced knee, we’ve gotten this client back to full deadlifts and now 120lb Hatfield box squats (video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3-Lax5n4mv/). While the average American is patting himself on the back for being an impotent shadow of his 10-year-prior self, my clients in their 70s are better than they were in their 30s or 40s. While the average knee-replacement patient is patting herself on the back for kinda walking “almost normal” (and her “normal” is not good), my guy here is squatting more than he did 10 years ago.
Train for more than looks, or even this year's goals. Train not just to avoid becoming an invalid. Train for a life worth living.