Living With A Stent Since 2010, And Still Training (Carefully)

Living With A Stent Since 2010, And Still Training (Carefully)

Living With A Stent Graft Welcome! I expect you're here because you're living with a stent of some kind, be it in your aorta, brain, heart, or some other vascular location. Or you have a family member or friend in such a challenging situation. My work is largely based on an abdominal aortic aneurysm experience, which started during an Ironman race in 2010. It's been quite a trip. Since then, I've encountered ... Read more

Master The Art Of Aging – Stent Or No Stent!

Master The Art Of Aging - Stent Or No Stent!

The Art Of Aging! Aging comes with certain challenges! It takes a little courage! Which I know you have! Just read the story of Bob Scott! “Scott had chest pain during a bike ride a decade ago, and did what any triathlete would do. He rode his bike to his doctor’s office. After an examination, his suspicions of cardiac disease confirmed, the doctor wanted Scott to head to the hospital for a cardiac cath. ... Read more

‘Plantar Fasciitis’ Medical Mystery: Acute Morning Heel Pain IS NOT A Symptom Of Plantar Fasciitis!

'Plantar Fasciitis' Medical Mystery: Acute Morning Heel Pain IS NOT A Symptom Of Plantar Fasciitis!

Acute Morning Heel Pain? When It Comes To So-Called Plantar Fasciitis Advertising Budgets Far Exceed Research Budgets!   Time I turned this ebook into a paperback. The message isn't getting across. Work to do! Wishing you happy feet and happy trails, FitOldDog   ... Read more

Listen To The Language Of Your Body, If You Don’t Want To Break Your Aorta!

Listen To The Language Of Your Body, If You Don't Want To Break Your Aorta!

Language Of Your Body? Learn from the animals! Which animal do you want to move like? Such imagery can help your training. Think about it, why does this work so well for Geneva? What is happening mechanically in her musculoskeletal machinery? It's subtle - she is escaping the mental pull of the bench! There are many ways to move your body, some effective, some less so. Listening to the ... Read more

A Short Story About Feelings About Food

A Short Story About Feelings About Food

Diet Plays A Major Role In Your Health BUT Feelings About Food Tend To Choose Your Diet!   Should Your Feelings Choose Your Diet? Think about it! Feelings about food? A fascinating topic, highlighted in a play we enjoyed last night. Change your diet, and you'll be surprised the impact it can have on friends and family. I found this play, Cake, to be interesting and illuminating. The show was ... Read more

Everyone Loves A Story!

Everyone Loves A Story!

I Love This Story, But Not The Outcome! A Lesson Ignored By Pride! Everyone loves a story: Here's a story from my latest book, Prepare For Aging - I find it fascinating! The year, 1846. A salutary tale of a powerful observation, ignored. Extracted from an article, by Rebecca Davis of North Carolina Public Radio. “Our hero is Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian doctor. He wondered why so many women in maternity wards ... Read more

Find Your Inner Strength – Your Doctor Can’t See It, But You Can!

Find Your Inner Strength - Your Doctor Can't See It, But You Can!

You Can't Tell A Book, Or Yourself, By The Cover. Look inside yourself for your inner strength! Facing a health challenge, and not sure you have the inner strength to deal with it? You might be pleasantly surprised! I was recently surprised to find that this rock-like Jicama is a delicious vegetable, with many nutritious applications. Made me feel good to discover something new. You can cook it for ... Read more

Thoughts On Ironman Swim Kick By An Older Age Grouper

Thoughts On Ironman Swim Kick By An Older Age Grouper

Ironman Swim Kick Ironman swim kick? Having: reached the final stages of fixing a strained hip flexor (psoas) weak psoas muscles anyway just recovered from surgery #2 this year travelled with Deb to Europe, to visit the wife of my recently deceased friend, Frits (with an 's') almost recovered from a massive cold and bronchitis that caused muscle aches all over and encouraged my hip ... Read more

FitOldDog’s Two Year Vegan Ironman Anniversary

FitOldDog's Two Year Vegan Ironman Anniversary

Two Year Vegan Ironman Anniversary No Kwashiorkor Yet! Kwashiorkor: A form of malnutrition caused by protein deficiency in the diet, typically affecting young children in the tropics. The funny thing about my two years on a dairy-free, meat-free, eggs-free (vegan) diet, is how easy it was to do. Furthermore, it seemed to have no impact at all on my ability to continue Ironman training (unlike my ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. 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.