Is 70 the new 45? This assessment can help you find out.

Posted on: March 21, 2017 by in Assessment, movement
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I just had an incredible weekend hiking through beautiful Red Rock Canyon. The weather here in Vegas was perfect, and we were able to take our boys and a VERY special guest – their “Papa’ Tony.

Tony is one of the greatest men I have ever met, and he’d do anything for his family and never keep score with it. I got lucky when I married into his family. Very lucky.

Anyway, he’s 70 years old, and 10 weeks ago had a triple bypass.

You read that right. Major heart surgery 2 and a half months ago. Yet, he was hiking with us through the desert. And when Amanda (my wife, his daughter) was with him at his post-surgery consult, the doctor stressed that he should have NO restrictions. The surgeon said “You look 45 on the inside!”. So he went hiking.

It’s amazing how far we’ve come in medicine, and what’s considered “old”.

I had a conversation with a patient once. We had just tested his balance using the Y-Balance Assessment, and he had improved 11% in a very short 3 weeks. An impressive feat.

This amazing man, Jerry, had been a private pilot, built an engineering company to 450 employees, and even gone scuba diving with Jacques Cousteau. I was working with him because his back and hip would get sore after golf – and he played 3x per week… walking 1 round!

I asked Jerry, who was 84 at the time:

“Have you ever played tennis?”

He replied: “No, but I’ve been thinking of learning the game in the next couple years…” And he was dead serious!

I guess youth, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder…

~Yours in health,

Dr. Josh Satterlee

PS: If, like Jerry, you want to see how you rank on the Y-Balance Assessment, just set up a time to come in. Dr. Buth – our newest Chiropractor – can find your score and design a pinpoint plan to improve it!