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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.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Jim Steere's Anti-Aging Pill, UjENA FIT Club

This week’s blog pertains to Chapter 7, in "It Has Nothing To Do With Age." I am honored to introduce you to Dr. Jim Steere. Jim Steere, at age 80, was the oldest to complete the Tevis Cup ride. For the next few days, I am going to tell you part of Jim’s story.
By the way, Linda heard a radio advertisement sponsored by the Sacramento airport: "Do not take your workout clothes on your trip because you probably will not use them." They wanted passengers to pack efficiently. They might have said. "Do not take those extras sweaters and shoes." Well, we are taking workout clothes!
Chapter V11 Jim Steere, DVM: Renaissance-Man and Athlete Extraordinaire
In memory 3 – 15 – 1925 to 8 –3 – 2010
When Jim Steere reached 35 years of age, he was in a midlife crisis. This crisis lasted for about 25 years. He was troubled, married, a Dr. of veterinary medicine, and he had six children. He had just returned from Denmark on a Fulbright scholarship. It was in 1960s, and unbeknownst to him, other factors were to contribute to his existential questioning how to make his life and career meaningful.
Living and studying abroad in Denmark made a significant impression on Jim. To illustrate, Denmark has zero population growth, complete medical coverage for citizens, and they view suicide as humane. Their values were certainly different than ours. One day, Jim and a group of about 30 to 40 scholars took a bus tour of Hamlets Castle. During the tour, there was a heated discussion about medicine, illness, and medical coverage. Jim remembered from that conversation that the Danes did not consider complete medical coverage as socialized medicine. In their country, a group of people hired their own Dr. to treat their illnesses, and they called that practice a cooperative. If you were rich or employed, you would pay the doctor’s fees. However, if you were poor or unable to financially contribute to the cooperative, you would receive government assistance to pay for the doctor’s charges.
The discussion of suicide touched a personal nerve in Jim. In Denmark, suicide does not carry criminal charges or have a religious connotation. Jim’s grandfather, a California pioneer, committed suicide by ingesting strychnine. In the US, shame and guilt are associated with suicide, it is not openly discussed, and it is a crime and therefore punishable. The Danes are both more humanistic and progressive when it comes to depression and mental illness.
To be continued at a later date.


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