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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, May 21, 2012

Eight (8) Principles for Finding the Fountain of Youth- Part 3

* So much for the scary information, let us turn to my journey. This is my road map. Remember, there is more than one way to reach the fountain of youth, just make the right choices and decisions and with a little luck you to will find well-being or the fountain of youth.

I am currently 72 years of age .However, I want to flash back to 1997 when I was 57 of years of age to give you a framework or background into how I stumbled and I do mean stumbled in finding my fountain of youth. You have heard the expression “It is not the destination it is about the journey.” So it is! Back in 1997, I was a trail rider, and entered a limited distance endurance ride with my Arabian steed Running Bear. The event, the Mustang classic, was held at Mt. Hamilton in San Jose, California. This was my second endurance ride and, I was thinking, at the time, about becoming more involved in the sport of endurance riding. While competing in that horse event, I became knowledgeable of another competition being held there, at the same time, called ride and tie. You may or may not know about the sport of ride and tie? I certainly knew very little about ride and tie other than the competitors were ultra- or exceptional athletes. I later found out that to be true and they were in fact exceptional, motivated, competitive, and fun.

A brief description of the sport is in order. Ride and tie consists of two people and a horse – the team. One person rides the horse while the other (partner) runs on foot. During the event, the rider dismounts, after certain distance, ties the horse’s tie rope to a sturdy tree limb and then begins running, on foot, down the trail in the direction towards the finish. Meanwhile, the other partner, the runner, locates the tied horse, unties it, mounts and rides down the trail in order to catch the runner ahead. The two partners continue making these ride and tie exchanges, like leapfrogging, until they all cross the finish line together, mostly 22 to 35 miles later. In order to get a completion, the team must cross the finish line together. You might be wondering if there is strategy involved like running fast and riding hard. As Sarah Palin said campaigning, “you bet cha.” For a more detailed description about the sport, visit the website: www.ride and or read the book “40 Years of Madness: A History of Ride and Tie Championships.”
To Be Continued


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