Archive | November, 2011

Being Thankful for Being Healthy

During this holiday where we give thanks for our fortune, I thought it appropriate to share with you the story of Bill Hansbury, whom I interviewed for my 50 Athletes Over 50 book. Enjoy his touching story. “Boston Bill” Hansbury’s story is a testament to the power or being receptive to opportunities.  A 72-year-old cyclist […]

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Staying Young and Healthy by Surfing

This is an interview that I did with Katie Okuyama when I was writing my 50 Athletes Over 50 book. Read how she stole here brother’s surf board and how this started her on a surfing journey that has lasted her whole life. Katy Okuyama is a 53-year-old surfer who lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and […]

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An important lesson I learned from my father

How could this be? When I was only seven years old, my father died of lung cancer. I still remember, New Year’s day 1971, and my mother telling my sisters and I that he was gone. The ripple effect of that day did not become clear to me until I sat down to write the […]

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Visualizing your healthy, strong, and fit life

In order to feel younger and better, you need to have goals that help you stay focused. You need to be able to visualize yourself as feeling younger and better. This ability to visualize yourself is key to achieving the body and energy that you want and need. I learned a lot about visualization while […]

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Staying strong and healthy – Jerry Smartt Interview

The following is an interview I did with Jerry Smartt, who extremely fit and a champion runner in his 70’s. Jerry Smartt is a 77-year-old runner, who lives in Warsaw, Missouri, and has been running for 62 years. A retired English teacher, Jerry has loved footraces his whole life. He got his start playing tag […]

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Alexis Grewal on staying strong and healthy

I recently met Alexis Grewal, 1984 Olympic cycling gold medalist. He wrote this article as the forward for my book Dream It, Lice It, Love It:Beyond Well, Beyond 50. I thought you would enjoy the insights of an Olympian as he makes a comeback in competitive cycling at age 50. “In ages past athletics prepared […]

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Facts to get motivated to eat healthy and exercise

The following facts and statements provide a glimpse at the negative impact that lack of exercise and poor nutrition have on us. According to the American Heart Association, physical inactivity is the primary cause of heart disease.  A classic study on the improvement in longevity through regular lifetime physical activity, showed that physical fitness and […]

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Why you are in a fight for your life: You have to fight to get younger and feel better.

You are in a fight for your life, you know. Are you fighting hard enough? Up until about a century ago, we humans did not live much beyond our 30th birthday. We typically were killed off by disease, predators, or violence. The world was a much less friendly place up until the last one hundred […]

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What will your young and healthy life be like after 50?

  My first book, 50 Athletes Over 50, was based in many interviews with people who are living extremely healthy lives far beyond the age of 50. In this article I share some of the important lessons I learned from these amazing people. After developing a list of interview questions, I began my search for […]

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How I got started writing my first book about staying young and healthy

My wake-up call came in the form of a medical check-up that I had in my mid-thirties when I complained to my doctor about lower back pain, acid reflux, and a few other small ailments. As he responded to me half-jokingly that I was “on schedule,” I started to realize that maybe I needed to […]

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