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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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Do you wish you felt younger and had more energy?

Nancy rummaged through the closet looking for her son’s favorite toy. It was the one that he loved to nap with. The one for which he was now crying. Reaching behind a box of old VHS tapes, her hand landed not on the fuzzy Tigger toy, but on a small piece of glossy cardboard. When […]

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Can music inspire us to a successful healthy lifestyle?

I was watching television one night that past week and came across an interview with Rodrigo Y Gabriela, a musical duo that you can marvel at in this video. Give a listen and if you have musical tastes anything like mine, you will be WOWed! Beyond their music being just amazing, what I loved about […]

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Regardless of how healthy my body is, I need to teach it to run again

  In my last post, I shared how I decided to train to run a 5 minute mile, despite not running for 20 years. I’m writing this post at the end of my first week of training and I thought I’d share some of what I have learned. My plan this week was to continue […]

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What's Your 5 Minute Mile?

I recently decided to start running again after a 20 year break. I’m looking forward to the journey as I claw my way back to being a runner. It was always hard for me to train for running without a race to look forward to or a goal to chase, and I don’t think it […]

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I finally get it! Do you?

I grew up eating regular old white on white spaghetti. As a runner in college, it was a major staple in my diet and that of my team mates. Pasta with sauce. Pasta with butter. Pasta with nothing on it. I’m guessing I ate two pounds or more per week back than. I remember the […]

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Do you have a TIME Problem?

In the past couple years since I wrote 50 Athletes Over 50, I have talked to a lot of people about the challenges they have in getting the health, body, fitness, and energy they want. I have to say, that the most frequent challenge I hear about is lack of time. We live in a […]

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I'm at it again…Blogging!

My last blog post was over a year ago on my 50 Athletes Over 50 blog site. On that site, I blogged weekly about the people I interviewed for the book and I also blogged about what I was experiencing and learning as I wrote the book. The book is out and is selling well. […]

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