The Benefits of Playing Pickleball

I’m Dr. Richard Jacoby, a world-renowned peripheral nerve surgeon.

I’m also the author of “Sugar Crush,” the critically acclaimed book that describes how our current addiction to sugar is ruining our health and, therefore, our lives.

Lately, I’ve renewed my advocacy for simple measures anyone can take to promote a longer, healthier, happier life.

One of the subjects I would love to talk about is pickleball.

The Benefits of Playing Pickleball

Now look, I played tennis for many years. But when you’re over 80, you start to let go of things like pickup basketball games and touch football.

Pickleball is the perfect substitute for high-impact activities.

The game is inherently social, and plenty of research indicates that social connections are essential for healthy living.

Most pickleball courts are outside for a reason: you want to get fresh air, sun, and plenty of vitamin D.

The game naturally promotes hand-eye coordination, improving ocular motor nerves vital to maintaining eyesight.

Best of all, the game promotes sprinting, the best exercise ever.

In our primitive past, sprinting kept our ancestors alive and healthy.

They either ran 40 yards … or perished when something attacked them.

Or starved because they couldn’t catch food.

The Benefits of Playing Pickleball

Plenty of research indicates that repeated sprinting for small distances activates the human body in far more beneficial ways than long-distance running.

Putting all this up, you can see why pickleball is the future wave.

Why more and more people are playing it every day?

If you want to learn more about simple, healthy ideas for living—and how to become the most nutritious animal of all, an urban carnivore—stop by my website.

I’ll look forward to seeing you there!

Playing Pickle Ball Halts Aging Process


My name is Dr. Richard Jacoby.

I’m known as one of the world’s most accomplished peripheral nerve surgeons.

I’m also the author of the celebrated book “Sugar Crush” and my new book “Unglued.”

Playing Pickle Ball Halts Aging

I’m in my early 80s. I love to exercise and want to stay in shape, but going to the gym every day is boring.

Fortunately, there’s an answer.

Pickleball has become one of the fastest-growing sports in the world.

It features fast action centered around hand-eye coordination, demanding players start and stop quickly and repetitively over long intervals.

As it happens, this is precisely how our human bodies were designed to function, and it is one of the best ways to keep them healthy for long periods of time.

I once met a professional athlete, Ricky Henderson—one of the greatest baseball players ever.

Ricky Henderson never lifted a weight. But he was in phenomenal shape with excellent muscle definition.

You see, in the prehistoric past, our ancestors had to sprint for, say, 40 yards in this direction or that to either capture prey or avoid becoming prey.

Running long distances can tear your body down.

Playing Pickle Ball Halts Aging

Doing short sprints can stimulate your body to become leaner and more muscular while converting oxygen into fuel through a more refined process.

I teach practical life hacks like this in my online course, Urban Carnivore.

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I aim to help you live a longer, happier, healthier life than you once dreamed possible.

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