Or, one reason success might be eluding you. For those of us who pursue long-term goals with discrete endings, such as preparing work for a solo art exhibition, working towards a PhD, saving for our first SCUBA trip, or finally competing at the national level in weightlifting, actually achieving the goal can be bittersweet. Many of us feel directionless in the wake of an accomplishment. Life loses meaning. We may spiral into a depressive episode. Blame the dopaminergic brain.
Last week, a shot of a television screen kept popping up in my Instagram feed. The tv screen showed a list of exercises that people over 50 should avoid, all of which were strength training staples such as push-ups and squats. The background was the royal blue of local news shows. The shot was posted by a number of my peers, who, of course, disputed the misinformation. (If modified to accommodate any restrictions, all of the exercises would be incredibly helpful to an agin