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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.

Friday, January 25, 2013


"The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities."– Vic Braden

How many of you exercise and fitness participants have experienced an injury at one time or another? My guess is that if of you been doing this long enough, you know injury. Injury can be a friend if you learn from it. If you don’t learn from it then it can be your nemesis. In years passed you probably heard the expression “run through it.” Today’s thinking is that you do not run through your pain. Pain or discomfort is your signal to stop, back off or even rest.  Resting is difficult for me to accomplish (for many of us), I employ ice, ibuprofen, hydrotherapy and foods like ginger and pineapple to reduce my inflammation. For those of you that watch professional basketball, it is not unusual to see a player or two stretching out on the floor or applying an ice pack to one’s body. Some people like to use heat as therapy for their injury .Geno, a massage therapy teacher and instructor, told me a few years ago to just watch what the pros do. Since listening to him and his advice, ice has become my friend.

A suggestion to assist in reducing injury  was  found in the Wall Street Journal on January 16, 2013 and can be considered. In this article, the technique of stretching was used and even suggested that this procedure has given the players of the San Francisco 49ers their edge over other teams. Of course, there are other factors as well. However, the article emphasized that the 49er players believed in stretching. Coach Jim Harbaugh has made it clear that stretching isn’t for sissies. Research showed that stretching can dramatically reduce the risk of injury. And since Harbaugh took over as coach two years ago, his players have missed 159 games due to injury-and this is defined as one player missing one game... According to the statistics, over the past two years, the Atlanta Falcons have missed 29% more games, the Baltimore Ravens 94% more games, and the New England Patriots 176% higher( more games) than the 49ers.

To be continued:


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