Citius, Altius, Fortius!
It's the olympic motto - it is that time again after all..!
This is not meant to stunt your enthusiasm, but if you are older than 16 and not already competing at a national level in your chosen sport, you may well have missed your chance.
Realistically, none of us are going to go to the Olympics as competitors in this lifetime.
Unless of course, you happen to be my good friend and colleague Alyson Wreford, who decided to become an Olympian much later than age 16. But that is a different story and I will need to ask her to write about that another day...
(you could still google it...)
Other than that though, it is never too late to improve your performance in sport or indeed life in general and competitiveness can be a very reliable force for good - even if you compete with only yourself.
Let's just focus on the 'Fortius' (stronger) part for now:
There is a growing number of papers showing how strength throughout life is associated with many other aspects of health - apart from being able to lift heavy things.
Stronger individuals live longer, get fewer bouts of illnesses, and are happier!
“Be original, show off your style, and tell your story.”
I am not set up to treat or train Olympians, but I - and the team around me - can certainly make you able to move in a way that could allow you to think about getting stronger - and then make you stronger