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 just ambling slowly down the sidewalk. They seem to lack a certain intensity or sense of purpose. Maybe they […]

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” though. In fact, I was so disturbed with being identified as “average” that in the very first seminar I ever taught, the first slide was this: And it should you too. […]

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 sale and said it needed to be updated. It was suffering from “deferred maintenance”. The condo needed some basic repairs, the yard was overgrown, […]

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 give up because the changes are either imperceptible – things like blood pressure, cholesterol, respiratory rate, heart rate – or because the changes occur too slowly. Successful […]

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 that add up to significant change. But most of us get caught up in the big stuff. You want to lose 20lbs in a month, or run when […]

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 age middle”, no aches or pains. Life was easy. Then you blinked and you’re 35, 40, 45 and your […]