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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.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

We Are What We Eat Part 1

The food, pharmaceutical, insurance, health conglomerates have a symbiotic union and as result, have fueled our nation into ill health. With greed being there modus operandi, they are the major players of this problem. The representatives of our government have been complicit players with the above. In fact, lobbyists from these industries are known to have written legislation in their own interests. According to an article in the June 5, 2017 edition of Time, regarding the reality TV show The Biggest Loser, it was stated: 1. The contestants lost an average of 127 pounds each and about 64% of their body fat. 2. These contestants had a motivational trainer, telegenic doctors, strict meal plans and killer workouts. 3. Sometime following the show, 13 of the 14 contestants gained an average 66% of the weight they lost on the show. 4. Four of the contestants were heavier than they were before the show’s competition. 5. Education and knowledge about losing weight was not the reason for weight gain. Also in the article, seven in ten of American adults are overweight and 4 in 10 are clinically obese. In fact, the weight loss industry of [Diet, pills, meal plans and gym memberships etc.] generated $66.3 billion yearly. Moreover, there are roughly 155 million Americans overweight, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We know that excess body fat increases the risk of type II diabetes, heart disease, depression, respiratory problems, major cancers and even fertility problems. Some believe that this epidemic of overweight individuals was simply lack of will. I believe there are other factors. Of course, motivation plays a part in this man-made epidemic. About 80% of the foods that are consumed have been genetically engineered-modified or called GMO. We also know that in the US we do not have strict labeling laws pertaining to the foods we eat. We also know that that our genes or heredity account for 20 to 30% of who we are. This means that our environment which includes diet, lifestyle, drugs, chemicals, temperature, light, stress, etc. make up the rest of who we really are. In 1990 adults with obesity made up less than 15% of our population. We now have 40% of the adults in our population with obesity and for kids and teens that number is 17%. Part 2 To Be Continued


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