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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, February 14, 2012

Day five, Chapter 14 Jack Sholl

A few days before the Fourth of July, the Philadelphia Inquirer published article about Jack and the Normandy Liberty Bell. The reporter asked if Jack was going to be one of the bell ringers that year, to which Jack replied.  “No.” Shortly after the story was published, numerous readers contacted the Inquirer, suggesting that Jack should be a bell ringer.  That did it!  Jack rang the bell with great pride.  He told me, “It was one of the greatest thrills of my life, and it all happened by fate.”
In 1942, Jack was a junior in high school and wanted to enlist in the service in order to protect his country.  At that time, enlistment required parental consent.  His parents weren’t willing to sign the mandatory papers, so a rebellious Jack left high school immediately and went to work as a ship fitter apprentice on the USS Wisconsin.
At the shipyard, boxing was the main source of entertainment for the men during lunchtime.  Each fight lasted three rounds or less.  At the time, Jack weighed 145 pounds.  He won his very first fight.  In his second fight, he fought a heavy weight.  That lunchtime fight, my friends, was his last.  But do not get the impression that Jack wasn’t tough.  He was (and is) plenty tough...
To be continued


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