At 43 years of age, Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just won his 7th Super Bowl. The significance of this feat, aside from winning a championship in his first year with a new team, is the drive that keeps him pushing to do more despite being labeled as "past his prime." Many people in this country are younger than Tom, who feel their best years are behind them.

While others are looking for an excuse to get out doing physical activity daily, others refuse to throw in the towel. People find creative ways to keep themselves functioning at a high level well into middle age. It is easy to give up and simply blame it on "age," but there are ways that anyone can slow the hands of time when it comes to their health. You may feel like you are limited in what you can do, but with an open mindset, there is no excuse you can't be physically active.

Anyone dealing with aging aches and pains should note that inactivity is the worst thing you can do. People need to realize the only way things are going to get better is by being proactive with their own health. While it may be true that father time is undefeated in knocking even the mightiest out, we should all look up at those who take him on and remain steadfast in their desire to get the most of life.