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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.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Eight (8) Principles for Finding the Fountain of Youth-Part 10

"No one can really pull you up very high — you lose your grip on the rope. But on your own two feet you can climb mountains."– Louis Brandeis

This historic Western states trail stretches from Salt Lake City, Utah to Sacramento, California and was first used by the Paiute and Washoe Indians and later by the 49ers with their horses and mules.

 Remember, I” reframed” the word “exercise. “ Psychologically, I did not want to think that, day after day, week after week, month after month that I was simply exercising. I thought of the Western states as spiritual, an adventure and as a journey. In other words, it became my quest and my focus. Thank goodness that I was competitive and I was meeting my need to achieve. Also, I had a number of success experiences with my ride and tie exploits. Therefore, I expected to complete this event without any ifs, ands or buts. Being conditioned and having a positive “expectation “became paramount to my success. One quickly learns about the importance of the mind-body relationship. For example, if I was enjoying (feelings) what I was doing, my body felt good. If I was running more and more and perceived improvement that made running, the activity, more enjoyable. The more fit I became, the greater the enjoyment, self-sufficiency and/or mastery. When I was running well, I felt happy and when I felt happy I ran well.

To be continued:


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