I have been inspired by the Berber people living high in the Atlas Mountains. Having spent a few days training at 3000m, the altitude had a profound effect on my usually boundless stamina, leaving me weakened after only short sessions.
These people run up an down the mountains like goats with boundless energy and enthusiasm, climbing in the trees in their search for fruit and nuts - in their 70's!!
It's all about adaptation - lead an easy, comfortable life and your body becomes comfortable too. Challenge
It daily and it adapts and becomes stronger, leaner, fitter and, I believe, holds back the ageing process.
I'm now looking at ways to replicate the effects that I felt high in the mountains into my daily routines.