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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.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rev. Al Sharpton,Joe Scarborough,Warren Hellman,and Tevis Cup

Rev. Al Sharpton is currently 57 years old.  He claims he weighed more than 300 pounds from the late 80s through the 90s.  He lost 30 pounds in 2001, while jailed for protesting the U.S. Navy bombing exercises on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, and then fasted for nearly 40 days.  His weight ballooned back up, and in 2005 he changed his diet.  He gave up meat, occasionally ate fish, and hired a personal trainer to help him get into a workout routine.  In six months he lost 15 pounds, 5 inches off his waist, and 6% of body fat.  Now he is down to hundred and 76 pounds.  He says.  “You live seven days a week that means you should exercise seven days a week.”  His trainer helped him get on track, and now he is his own policeman.  His workout starts by warming up for 10 minutes on the stationary bike and then jogging 30 minutes on the treadmill.  He stretches on a stability ball, performing a few sets of crunches on the ball.  Sharpton’s diet changed as he has cut out fried foods and most starches.  Normal breakfasts consist of two hard-boiled eggs, orange juice and coffee.  Lunch is a  salad of lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions with balsamic vinegar dressing.   He has a mid afternoon low fat snack from Starbucks. His evening meal is a small salad or eggs.  He claims he watches the morning Joe show with host Joe Scarborough.  He adds that this is his morning inspiration because it gets me so angry and ready to go to work.  So when I am on my bike or running, I think of my counterarguments to his conservative ones.
Sharpton’s advice includes:  “I tell people to practice visualization.  See yourself as your best person physically, and then chisel yourself into that person.  You have to be your own sculpture.”  He says the hardest part is conquering your appetite.  “I changed my diet cold turkey, but suggest people change their diet incrementally.  Maybe cut out the ice cream, pizza and the fried chicken. Try to do without for two weeks and challenge yourself to take out other things.”   I need some sweetness; I put Stevia in my lattes.” I remember how I would feel when people would make fun of my weight.  I would use those memories, tell me stay on track.”Sharpton is a host of MSNBC’s politics nation and the nationally syndicated radio show “Keeping It Real with Al Sharpton.”  This article was found in Health and Wellness in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday, December 6, 2011.
On yesterday’s 6 mile run with Secretariat and Chris Turney, the three of us talked a lot about Warren Hellman.  We all knew that he was wealthy, but none of us knew the extent nor did we have any clues into how the part philanthropy played in his life with the possible exception of ride and tie. Secretariat is on a mission as he is running well, and his recovery time is excellent.  I tell him that he should think about entering Way Too Cool again and that he is going to pace me for a longer distance this time.
The Tevis store is going to sell my book, and Roger Yohe (10 time finisher of Tevis) believes it will sell well at the AERC Convention this coming year. Go visit the Tevis store. "No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched."– George Jean Nathan


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