From the article:
The highest numbers of sports-related injuries came from bicycling, basketball, baseball and running, according to the consumer report. The most common injuries come from overuse and affect knees, ankles, lower back and shoulders.
Aging can?t be avoided, but injuries can be. And doctors say that doesn?t mean all avid joggers must hang up their running shoes, or lifelong basketball players must necessarily forgo the neighborhood court ? it?s all about exercising smarter.
?The old adage 'no pain, no gain' should be less relevant as we age than when we?re younger,? Lonner said. ?It?s a matter of being educated in how to exercise appropriately and what signs to look out for when exercising, like muscle soreness and joint pain.?
First of all, weightlifting isn't mentioned in the list of the major offending athletic activities.
Where exactly are you seeing that they recommend we stop lifting, shrivel up and die? It says to exercise smarter and basically watch out for overuse injuries, not stop altogether.
What are you guys reading in(to) that article that I'm missing here?
As for taking the doctor's comments...
The statement that doctors are in the worst shape of anyone is a blanket statement and obviously not altogether true. There are plenty that are in incredibly good shape.
The statement are about what they - the doctors - are seeing in their practice, they are just talking statistics, basically, they (with the exception of Dr. Lonner) aren't giving out advice. All Dr. Lonner recomended was working smarter. I would hope that as one ages, one does get smarter about the things they enjoy.
All due respect, but why not reread the article without a "I can prove I'm just as bad-ass as any 20 year old" mindset and see what you think of it then.