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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, January 16, 2012

Tim Tebow ,Personality, Expectation, Obesity and Success

Additional comments begun last week about personality and weight gain.  For example, individuals who thrive on competition and deadline may appear to be high powered, but the power that drives them internally is adrenaline and cortisol hormones.  These stress hormones supply quick bursts of energy in fight or flight situations, but when the alarm is unrelenting or constant; they can cause health problems including obesity.  Cortisol stimulates the brain chemical called neuropeptide Y., which boost carbohydrate carvings, and also makes the body churn out excess insulin and accumulate fat particularly in the belly, which raises the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other diseases.  As you know, people who feel chronically stressed often use food for energy and comfort and rationalize that they have earned it. Do you know of anyone that fits the self-defeating description?  If you do, consider mentioning: exercise is the best way to burn up excess cortisol; look to something that can hamper, distract or relax you as a reward I.e.  a good book ,a hot bath etc.  Remember, exercise is best!
Who is familiar with the quarterback who won a Heisman Trophy and led his University of Florida gators to a national championship?  This man was Florida’s USA Today Football Player of the year as a high school player and the son of a pastor who always put his faith before football even while playing in the National Football League.  I bet you thought it was Tim Tebow.  Well, it was not Tim but Danny.  Danny Wuerffel was the first, but in no way received the media coverage as Tim.
Father James Martin wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal, weekend edition Saturday/Sunday, January 14-15, 2012 titled “is God Answering Tebo’s Prayers?” I encourage you to see what the Jesuit theologian wrote about in reference to the Denver Broncos recent win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Some might argue that God was in Tim’s corner when that feat occurred while some might argue, why he left Tim and allowed the Broncos to get demolished by the Patriots this past Saturday.
From a psychological point of view, Tim’s NFL football heroics this season were terrific.  His Bronco football team was losing before he was put in as quarterback.  What he added this year was hope, belief, and expectancy.  His competitiveness and gutty play was contagious and had a ripple effect.  It did not take long for his teammates to change their attitude- belief structure which resulted in behavior change-they played better and won most of their games.
The power of expectation, believing in you, coupled with thinking “I can” was demonstrated by this young religious man.  All the power to him, and if he believes that he is inspired by God, good for him.  Of course, this 6 foot five, 250 pound strong, dedicated, no nonsense male athlete has both mental and physical attributes going for him. Good luck Tim. Thank you for demonstrating how the beliefs in “I can” results in behavior change.


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