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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, March 18, 2013

Are Your Birthday's Happy- Part 4

"Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different."– Katherine Mansfield

The importance of establishing and looking to the future   is best illustrated by a story that Dr. Viktor Frankl tells. Viktor Frankl, in his book “Man’s Search for Meaning” related the story of a fellow prisoner in a concentration camp (Auschwitz) during World War II. In the story, Dr. Frankl tells about a fellow prisoners dream. According to this man, he dreamt that the allies were going to liberate the camp on   March 30, 1945.  On March 29, the prisoner became ill and ran a high temperature. And the next day the prisoner became delirious and lost consciousness. March 31, he was dead. His prophecies had told him that the war and his suffering would be over for him and when that didn’t happen, this man lost hope and courage which likely lowered his body’s resistance.  Without   something important to look forward, this man lost faith in the future and was thus doomed. Make sure you have a future in your life or something in which to look forward.
For me, that’s easy, I consider and view every training and every running event, personal conditioning for the next one to follow. In other words, I’m always looking and planning for the future. There is always another run and another competition for me. Thus having goals allows me to have purpose, meaning and to look forward to the future.

I suggest that you consider these important concepts and evaluate how you measure up.  What is your reason for living or mission in life?  Answers to the question will give you some insight as to birthdays to come.
 Hopefully, with a consistently healthy lifestyle and a bit of good luck one can help deal more efficiently with heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and cancer. We also know that environment and lifestyle have a significant impact on reducing the risk for all except the most strongly genetic illnesses such as Huntington’s disease. However, exercise, diet and some medications can delay or reduce the likelihood of developing a disorder.
To be continued
Yesterday, Alpha, Chris, Carrie and I ran the Dead Truck-Maine Bar loop covering about 8 1/2 miles. We all laughed when I told her that her brain released the Phenylethylamine (PEA) the love chemical. Our laughter resulted in more laughing regarding the length of relationships and marriage. Don’t forget to find humor and keep moving because it’s good for you


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