Food Tastes So Much Better On A Whole Plant Diet: FitOldDog Is Amazed!

Food Tastes So Much Better On A Whole Plant Diet: FitOldDog Is Amazed!FitOldDog's home-grown tomatoes

It's a funny thing, but what they said about food tasting better on a whole plant diet, turns out to be correct. I've been doing this for about 2 months, much of my food coming from the vegetable garden. Gets easier and easier, even when I cook meat for family and friends, I have no desire to eat what I've cooked (we can't go forcing things on people, it doesn't work, but they watch me eating, and wonder, I can ... Read more

Tips On How To Keep Up Your Exercise While Traveling On Business

Tips On How To Keep Up Your Exercise While Traveling On BusinessFitOldDog's travel bag with training gear.

I used to travel on business a lot, but I always kept up with my Ironman training, by using two critical tools, discipline and planning. I integrated exercise with my travel and business, plans. Tips On Exercise While Traveling Based on FitOldDog's triathlon training and lots of business flights Make a plan, and negotiate it with your business colleagues, explaining its importance to your health, and ask ... Read more

You Are What You Eat; The Evolution Of FitOldDog’s Diet From English To Almost Plant Only!

You Are What You Eat; The Evolution Of FitOldDog's Diet From English To Almost Plant Only!FitOldDog's veggie sandwich.

Over the years my diet has evolved, but I'm still alive and active at age 72, though my blood chemistry has certainly improved from a severe genetic hyperlipidemia that could have damaged my pancreas, so that's good. I was raised on English food, with one of my favorites being Steak & Kidney pie, when I could save up enough money to buy one after a water polo match in my teens. I loved haggis in Scotland, ... Read more

Postulated Plantar Fasciitis Progression Clarified To Find Your Optimal Therapy

Postulated Plantar Fasciitis Progression Clarified To Find Your Optimal TherapyPlantar fasciitis disease and therapy progression.

Being pathologist by training (Pathology is the science of the study of the nature of disease), I recently posted a postulated progression of the condition (incorrectly) known as plantar fasciitis. I was informed by a close young friend that it wasn't comprehensible. So I re-presented the same material in the figure above, and linked this to my suggested therapy selection based on the stage of the disease (second ... Read more

eBook By FitOldDog For Active Healthy Aging.

eBook By FitOldDog For Active Healthy Aging.Stay Fit And Active Into Old Age With FitOldDog

Dear Reader! We all age, but who says baby boomers can't enjoy active healthy aging? We all need motivation! We all benefit from inspiration. As an active, Ironman-distance triathlete, with aortic disease in the the form of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, with a Cook Zenith Stent Graft, I most certainly benefit from the inspiration of older athletes, some much older than I. We all have to overcome health ... Read more

You Design Your Life, Whether You Know It Or Not!

You Design Your Life, Whether You Know It Or Not!The Two Step of relationships

Design, intelligent or otherwise, creates us and our lives, and what is more intelligent than relentless 'survival of the fittest,' or life-style editing, while being content to be where you are - the classic paradox? The best writing is a product of relentless editing, before or after the ink goes on the paper. The best exercise is the product of careful planning, goal setting, and overall, growing body ... Read more

Why Do We Eat Animals?

Why Do We Eat Animals?Food from FitOldDog vegetable garden.

Why do we eat animals? We eat animals because we evolved to eat animals. Animals provide a highly concentrated, and somewhat storable, food/energy source, but we are really omnivores (consuming animals and plants). I'm sure we'd eat anything we could get our hands on, as the Ice Ages pushed us around (and pumped up our brains). When it comes to eating animals, or animal products, moderation is the real key, though ... Read more

How To Win Friends And Influence People, And Fix Your Running Injuries!

How To Win Friends And Influence People, And Fix Your Running Injuries!How to win friends and influence people, book by Dale Carnegie

To fix your relationships and your body, LISTEN TO THEM! I was raised in a family where no one listened, but talking never ceased. This caused me to interrupt as a kid, if I really needed something. There was no choice, but it set me up for very poor social skills as an adult. Fortunately, a good friend of mine, Byron, set me straight, and with a lot of work I interrupt less and less, and listen more and more. ... Read more

Toxicologists As Animal Advocates?

Toxicologists As Animal Advocates?Happy Rat

An athlete needs to be physically, emotionally and ethically healthy (and fiscally, for that matter), to which end I suggest that Toxicologists, and other scientists working in the field of Toxicology (The Science of Poisons), would make the most effective animal advocates during chemical safety testing. It's ironic that, as a veterinarian, I entered the field of Toxicology, because of a love of  the French ... Read more

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Half Ironman, Graft Versus Stent, Graft Won!

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Half Ironman, Graft Versus Stent, Graft Won!FitOldDog and Pauline, with AAA graft and AAA stent graft, before the 2015 Eagleman Half Ironman race.

Pauline and I had a very enjoyable, though hot, race at the 2015 Eagleman Half Ironman event, in Cambridge, Maryland, last weekend. Pauline left me far behind, but we both finished unhurt, unlike a number of people carried away in ambulances with heat stress or dehydration. Rupert (my Cook Zenith Stent Graft) and I were really looking forward to this race, not expecting a fast time, and not really competing with ... Read more

Disclaimer: this publication does not provide medical advice. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.