Category Archives for Lifestyle

Aging and the Edges

I still have “use or lose it” on my mind… I’m 61 years of age now. How did that happen? I received an email from a former student, Darin, who is now CEO of a hospital in Idaho. A hollow gasp

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The Need for Speed

On any given day in our neighborhood you will see a mom or dad pushing a stroller or a happy dog with his owner and some people walking briskly or running. Some days though, I see a few people who are

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It’s Not How You Start. It’s How You Finish.

“You can observe a lot by watching.” – Yogi Berra I don’t like “average”. The typical, the common, the ordinary. No one has ever accused me of being “average”

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The Key to Staying Healthy That Takes No Physical Effort

I was talking with my wife Ellen the other night about her day. She’s a Realtor and has certain phrases that are unique to her industry. She was describing a client’s condo that was up for

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Why You Can’t Get Healthy & Fit

“The strength of your life is measured by the strength of your will.”—Henry Van Dyke What’s the number one reason people fail to improve their overall health and fitness? They give up. They

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Little Stuff Matters

It’s just the little stuff that matters. You gain another few degrees of motion, or lose a pound of fat, or skip the latte this week.  It’s those small, sometimes imperceptible, improvements

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4 Bad Things That Can Happen To You After 30…And How To Avoid Them

Come with me back in time…to when you were, oh, say 20 or 25 years of age. You could eat whatever you wanted, do what you wanted, and your body just went along for the ride. No push back. No “middle

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Are You A Too-Busy Betty?

Betty says she would love to be healthier and get in shape but she just doesn’t have time. Sound familiar? She has a full-time job, 2 kids, and a household to run too. Her kids are in soccer, take piano

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The Two Primal Reasons for Change

Can you change your habits? Maybe you want to feel more energetic; have a spring in your step. Or maybe the extra 20-30 pounds you’ve carried on your frame for the past several years has finally

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What You and Olympic Athletes Give Up to Win

I’ve been watching some of the Sochi Olympic Games and noticed how many athletes have a history of injury. And not just one or two injuries but several…including surgeries. How do you ski down

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