Running Safely, First Marathon, What’s To Consider?

Running Safely, First Marathon, What's To Consider?FitOldDog's makes a low carb pizza dough.

I was recently asked for advice on approaching running safely, so I decided to provide some of my thoughts in this brief blog post. When people ask me for advice on undertaking a run for the first time, or taking on their first marathon, I always say the same thing, (1) learn a low impact running style, such as Chi Running, (2) choose a race with gentle rollers to avoid repetitive motion injury, and (3) bring ... Read more

There Are Many Ways To Be Successful – Just Don’t Give Up!

There Are Many Ways To Be Successful - Just Don't Give Up!Shirts That Go at Touch A Truck

There is more to a successful business or running race than going fast or making a fast buck. It's really about going at your own pace, having fun, working hard, and meeting great people, like Gloria, along the way. And remember, just don't give up! I must admit that I really admire my eldest son, Nick, for his grit, determination, and discipline, with it comes to his business, Shirts That Go, and his interests, ... Read more

Non-Human And Human Animal Rights, And Caring For The Biosphere – A Conundrum

Non-Human And Human Animal Rights, And Caring For The Biosphere - A ConundrumCashew bread

Humans, unwittingly quite often I suspect, create traps for wildlife, which could be soon avoided through education, awareness, and most importantly, caring. Whilst digging through the local community mulch pile, I came across one of my pet peeves, the horrible plastic mesh that is used to make it easier to transport grass turf. It is a trap, waiting for any unwitting critter, and quite unnecessary. I laid plenty ... Read more

Does Nasacort Cause Tinnitus? Are You A Chicken Or A Mouse?

Does Nasacort Cause Tinnitus? Are You A Chicken Or A Mouse?nasacort

"I'm a doctor, so I can say this with a straight face: Don't trust your doctor. There's no question in my mind that today most doctors are businessmen first and doctors second. And you shouldn't trust your doctor anymore than you trust your stockbroker, (if you are foolish enough to have one)." Dr. Peter Rost. Does Nasacort cause tinnitus, or ringing in the ears? Recently, a medical professional friend of mine, who ... Read more

How We Choose: Half Ironman Training Plan Selection

How We Choose: Half Ironman Training Plan SelectionBook Influence the psychology of persuasion

"The true dogwood flowers are actually tiny, yellowish to yellowish-green and insignificant, being compacted into button-like clusters. However, each flower cluster is surrounded by four showy, white, petal-like bracts, which open flat, giving the appearance of a single, large, 3-4” diameter, 4-petaled, white flower." Ultraviolet Photography The world is not necessarily as we perceive it. Some of us are so sure ... Read more

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword – Rachel Carson, Animal Experimentation, And Conflict Resolution

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword  - Rachel Carson, Animal Experimentation, And Conflict ResolutionRachael Carson Headline NYTimes

While enjoying a cup of coffee, recently, my attention was pulled away from a sign about a deadly attack cat, who never did make an appearance, to times past. I had spotted Rachel Carson's inspiring book, Silent Spring, on an adjacent shelf. This book created a conflict that continues to this day, which had me wondering about conflict resolution, and how best to deal it? I seem to be better at creating conflict, ... Read more

The Precious Feeling Of Coming Home

The Precious Feeling Of Coming HomeTadpoles in jam jar

The feeling of coming home contains a valuable message about who you are. Many years ago (1970s), I left a well-paid job, as a large animal (cows mainly) veterinarian in the Southwest of England, to accept a poorly-paid position in sheep diseases research, in the hinterlands (Scotland). I entered the office of my boss-to-be (Dick), who was away for 3-weeks, to find these simple instructions, "Don't forget to ... Read more

For A Happy And Active Old Age, Find A Surgeon Who Listens (IF YOU CAN)

For A Happy And Active Old Age, Find A Surgeon Who Listens (IF YOU CAN)Dr. Mack Aldridge

Good day, today! I met a surgeon who actually listened to me, and this is important for someone wanting an active old age - you need to trust them, and how can you, if they don't listen. Some doctors don't pretend to listen. In fact, if you bring a friend or family member, they'll give them lots of attention, even if your companion doesn't have a clue about what's going on, while you sit there feeling like ... Read more

Is Body Awareness And Movement Training A Viable Information Niche Product?

Is Body Awareness And Movement Training A Viable Information Niche Product?All I need to know I learned from my cat

I'm having a great time, but limited success (which is normal at this stage), marketing the results of our research on plantar fasciitis treatments, but this is probably because my real focus is on body awareness and movement training, a much more important topic for most of us wanting to stay active into old age. This is certainly an area where value can be added to people's lives, as they work to hold ... Read more

How To Survive In Science, And Have Fun Doing It – Follow Your Dreams

How To Survive In Science, And Have Fun Doing It - Follow Your DreamsJet d'Eau Geneva Switzerland

Follow your dreams, as you never know where they might lead. A CAREER IN TOXICOLOGY, BECAUSE I WANTED TO SPEAK BETTER FRENCH - HOW ODD! Over 40 years, I learned a lot about how to survive in science, but I never did want to kill rats for a living. Due to one of my dreams, however, I entered the field of Toxicology (Science of Poisons), where 'The Dose Makes The Poison (though people argue about that). Rats, ... 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.