In the previous two months, I have presented arguments for why adherents of egoistic hedonism and altruism have reason to value physical fitness. In September’s article on hedonism, I argued that since fitness can help increase life expectancy, hedonists have reason to achieve some measure of fitness in order to maximize pleasure over the course of their lives. A similar argument applies to altruism. Altruists who live healthier, longer lives will have a greater number of opportunities to aid others. To that end, here’s an interesting article from the New York Times on finding your fitness age, a better predictor of longevity than actual age. I’ve also included a link to a quick calculation for fitness age (also provided in the Times article).