This past Sunday I went to my first Metallica concert and oh my gah I was NOT disappointed!
Metallica stepped onstage at 8:45p and played until 11p. Not just sat on a stool and played, or stood in one spot and played, they covered every part of the stage and was giving us all they had for over 2 freaking hours!!!
They took maybe 2-3 breaks where they stepped off stage to probably grab a water and a breath. These were no more than 2 minute breaks, however. Let's also keep in mind that this band has been touring for 34 years and all members are over 50! I mean, look at James the lead singer, in both pictures, dude is buff!
Unknowingly, Metallica taught me a lot about healthy living in those 2 hours and 15 min.
One, there is no way ever can you rock out like they did singing loudly, playing heavily and moving around the stage in the heat night in and night out (they are in a different city putting on a similar show EVERY OTHER DAY) without being healthy and in shape. Most 30-year-olds can't do what they did much less over 50-year-olds!
This led me to learn more about their current lifestyles and here's what I found:
Lead singer James is 53 years old. He eats organic vegetables from his own garden, harvests his own honey and meat.
He walks and bikes regularly and does calisthenics mostly due to back issues (which I would've never thought he had, lol)
Drummer Lars is 53 and runs for at least 30min daily, eats mostly salads and chicken, fish and turkey. No red meat or pork. He only drinks once every week or 2.
Guitar player Kirk is 54 and does yoga daily.
Bass player Robert is 52, does body weight strength training, runs the stairs and surfs to stay in shape.
Lars (drummer) even credits the member's healthy eating and lifestyle with their longevity and he's a big advocate for making sure all of his bandmates eat well and stay balanced when on the road.
Now, like most rock n roll groups, they weren't always living the healthy life. James went into rehab for drugs in 2001 and has been sober every since, and Lars went to rehab in 2004 and has been sober every since.
The irony of this all, is that most of the concert goers were very unhealthy and had trouble walking up the stairs without stopping and or getting out of breath and were smoking (everything) and drinking tons!
The point here is being healthy and fit isn't just about weight loss, it's about LIVING the life you want to live and doing the thing you love to do (for them music and touring) for years and years.
Is your current health holding you back from living a life you enjoy?
What would you do if you were in your health prime (for you)? Take a yoga class? Go biking or play more with your children/grandchildren? Travel more without being uncomfortable in the airplane seat or needing an extender? Hike? Run or walk a 5k?
Don't think about nutrition and exercise as a way to just lose weight and have that as your only end goal, think about it as a way to LIVE!
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