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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, April 30, 2012

Frank Lieberman - Part 3

Part 3   It Has Nothing To Do With Age continued from Chapter 1
Just because we age, does not mean we have to retire or stop living productively.  We can also evolve and become an active outdoor participant in meaningful and healthy events.  Noted attorney, Eugene D’Ablemont, 870, was forced to retire from his New York law firm even though he was a partner there for four decades, and definitely did not want to retire. Essentially our society forced him to step down, pushing aside the facts that he was still productive, successful and engaged and committed to his profession.  Our society views aging in terms of numbers, rather than ability.  The question remains, who should make the decision?  In my opinion, we need to challenge the notion of how this arbitrary, stand-alone number is the basis for retirement.
Is there more to life than work in today’s world?  Look around and you will see “older “individuals being more active, acting younger, and participating in more adventurous activities.  Take Hse Telesmanich, for example.  At 90 years of age, she sprained her ankle while hiking in South Africa.  Was her sprained ankle, a problem that got in the way of her hiking?  No!  She said, “I got very good at hopping on one foot.”
When Tom Lackey was a youthful 89, he stood atop the wing of a biplane while it was flying across the English Channel. Why did he do it?  His explanation was that he took up wing-walking as a way to deal with the grief of losing his wife.  There are, of course, simpler and less dangerous ways to deal with loss.  You might become like Jon Mendes, age 90, who entered the New York City Marathon in 2010, or even like Canadian Olga Kotelko, age 91, who still competes and holds the record for the javelin throw, 100 meter dash, shot put, and the high jump in Masters track competition for her age group.  At the moment, she is the age group.  Who knows, you might become a competitor in the centenarian age group too.
To be continued


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