Given that most of us are not elite athletes our approach to exercise and fitness should be different. Unless we are planning a ski trip or hiking trip or some other physically demanding trip, we do not need to focus on training for specific events. Nor do we need to push our body to extreme physical levels. We do not have an “in season” or an “off season”. In fact, every day we are in season.
We are pursuing our health for the long term. Not only do we want to enjoy fun recreational activities ourselves or with our families and friends, but we want to continue moving well over many decades.
If we took the single minded approach or mindset that an elite athlete takes towards sport and put that towards our health and fitness we would move better, have better health and live better and more productive lives.