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It’s Good To Do Something New

Last summer I was cycling in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with a friend. When I suggested that we take a new, different route on our return, he responded: “No, I’d rather go the way I know.” Translation: “Leave me alone, I … Continue reading

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What About Balance?

As we age we inevitably lose speed, endurance and muscle mass. Some of us lose these attributes at a slower rate than others due to a higher level of physical activity, but all of us still lose over time. Sorry, … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise and the Brain, Fitness Beyond 50 4 Comments

Support: The Key to Success

If someone were to ask me what’s the most important ingredient for achieving success at any new activity – exercising and eating healthy qualifies for many of us – I would pause, look thoughtful and say one word: support. I … Continue reading

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Blame it on the Nervous System

My son Michael and his wife Michelle live in San Francisco, one of my favorite cities. Visits with them are always great fun. We enjoy cycling, hiking and eating in fine restaurants. The problem is in the hiking – in … Continue reading

Posted in Aerobics, Fitness Beyond 50 3 Comments

What’s Your Fitness Age?

Years ago a speaker at a conference asked, “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” While an interesting question, there’s nothing scientific about the answer, likely more what age we would like to be. … Continue reading

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Turning 78

In a few days I will reach 78 years of age. While not a seminal birthday, such as 80 or 90, it’s still big enough to lead me to pause and think. My first thought was, “How did I get … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Threat of Diabetes

Rick is a good friend who lives in Estero, Florida, our home for half of the year. Following is his story of overcoming diabetes. “For many years my doctors would tell me during annual physicals that my blood glucose was … Continue reading

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Golfer for Life?

I live in a golf and tennis community in Estero, Florida half of the year; golf is a major activity as well as a major topic of conversation. If asked how long they want to be able to play golf, … Continue reading

Posted in Fitness Beyond 50, Strength Training 1 Comment

The Winner is Grit

During my business career I was involved in the hiring of many employees, from sales representatives to CFOs and COOs. A search firm would normally ask what qualities I was seeking in a candidate, expecting a detailed list of job … Continue reading

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Mindset: Fixed or Growth?

Carol Dweck, a professor of psychology at Stanford University, is the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. The focus of the book is on the issue of a fixed or a growth mindset. Those who have a fixed … Continue reading

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