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It Has Nothing To Do With Age provides self-help principles. The inspirational stories give concrete illustrations of overcoming many of life's challenges. Difficulties pertaining to depression, grief, divorce, and death are presented and worked through by the participants. Physical impairments, injuries, overcoming issues with weight, alcohol, and nicotine are also dealt with and resolved by the athletes.

This book provides a model on how to overcome some of the difficulties that confront all of us . Further, this read sheds a beacon of light on preventive measures for good physical and mental health. Research demonstrates that exercise is an important component in treating such ailments and debilitating illness such as depression, stroke, heart disease, brain or cognitive malfunction,and Alzheimer's disease.

I suggest that proper exercise can be used as a preventive measure for psychological, cognitive, and physical health as well. Follow my prescription and lead a better, more fulfilling, and healthier life.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dipsea Demon ,Right Brained, and Left Brained

"If you run every day until you're 90 years old, I guarantee that you'll live a long life." Thank you, Bill Rodgers for that wonderful advice. Wouldn’t it be great, to be able to run until you’re at least 90? I think so. That would be a wonderful accomplishment in addition to living a healthy life. Or, you could be like the Dipsea Demon, Jack Kirk, who ran his last Dipsea at age 97. Jack was quite the character and there are many good stories about his life. Russ Kiernan, as a matter of fact, was his protégé. Jack ran with Russ, and learned about training, about winning, and about life from his mentor. Jack had a wonderful philosophy of life. He believed the 672nd stair was heaven.  There are 671 stairs in the Dipsea run. I have included Jack in my chapter about Russ who is known as Mr. Dipsea.
Tony commented today that he’s not quite as fast as he was when he was 40 and in his prime. I believe that’s true. However, he still runs well.  We talked about longevity and both agreed to take Bill Rodgers advice. Today, we started earlier because of the heat and had about a 10 mile training run. Good decision.

Now for a little fun: are you right brained or left brained?

  “New Age” Right Brained                  “New Age” Left Brained
  Identifies patterns                                  Identifies words
 Assigns value                                          Assigns meaning (reference)
 Follows day dreams and impulses          Follows rules and schedules
 Imagines visually and conceptually        Interprets
 Emotionally negative                              Emotionally positive
 Synthesizes                                             Analyzes
 Values sensation for itself                     Uses ideas for sensations
 Spontaneous                                           Orderly and methodical
 Suspicious                                               Critical and anxious
 Parallel processing                                 Sequentially and serially processing
 Animates                                                 Objectifies

Chances are you may see yourself as being stronger incorporating both sides of your brain. Research suggests that when both hemispheres are intact, no one is either right brained or left brained as the dominant manner of mental functioning.  Per Institute of Natural Resources.Think about it and I will add more information about this subject during the week.


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