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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.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Steve Prefontaine,Viktor Frankel,and San Lorenzo Trail Run

"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement." This quote comes from Steve Prefontaine and thanks to Tony. I don’t have 1000 reasons to keep running nor do you. If I needed 1000 reasons then I’d be in trouble. All it takes is one good reason to keep running. Hopefully, you’re running for the right reason. If you are, then all you need is one.
The meat of this matter lies in having a sense of self-satisfaction and achievement just like Steve Prefontaine. Although he was one hell runner or superstar, we can relate to getting self-satisfaction and achievement like him as a result of exercise. It is my guess that running gave meaning to this world-class athlete. People like Viktor Frankel, Ludwig Binswanger, and others have written about meaning, an existential point of view.
Man needs something for the sake of which to live. Current and past history has told about many individuals that would die for the sake of their ideals and values. The trigger or the key is to understand and incorporate your ideals or values. Frankel believed that the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day-to-day and from hour to hour. And that man should recognize that he has to be responsible. This responsibility or responsible-ness is the very essence of human existence.
To translate this in everyday terms is to take responsibility for your life. One way is to develop and create a sense of achievement for you. Road map to the accomplishment is by setting goals that can be realistically met. When you think about the future, set and achieve a realistic goal for you. One way to do that is to incorporate exercise into your life. You might say something like the following:” I don’t have the equipment”, or” I can afford to go to gym”.
Ret Taylor a 32-year-old can be spotted dangling upside down from a tree branch about 20 feet in the air in New York’s Central Park. Is gear consists of minimalist shoes based on the book “Born to Run”. His workout includes things like running, push-ups, crunches, pull-ups jumping jacks, and using objects in the park as equipment that you would find in a gym. To read more about him, go to the June 7, 2011 issue of the Wall Street Journal. This man has a good idea and he even gets people to join him on his workouts.  I will bet its fun.
Sunday, Tony and I have entered the half marathon at the San Lorenzo River trail run in Santa Cruz. For me, today is a rest day. Tony, on the other hand, according to him did an easy run and work out at the gym. Will see what happens Sunday?


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