This week is National Women’s Health Week, which brought something to mind. Too often, when the subject of health comes up, the emphasis is on longevity. But quality of life is equally important.
The life extension resulting from a fit, strong body like that of 42-year-old Dara Torres may be uncertain, but the benefits during life are not. She can do things few others, much less anyone her age, can do, and feel terrific doing them. It almost goes without saying that part of our aesthetic appreciation for an athletic physique comes from deep within, from our understanding of how well it functions.