The overarching goal of this blog is to make our lives better through the encouragement of change for the better as we age.
One of my favorite words is misoneism, which means fear of change, and misoneism can certainly hold us back from our hopes and dreams. In fact, some people stop dreaming, which is a terrible thing to do to yourself.
I like to blog about a number of things, and I actually still get all energized thinking about my next blog post. I’m never quite sure what I’ll blog about next, as it is often a surprise to me. There never seems to be a shortage of ideas to write about, just a finite amount of time and energy. Much of my time is taken up with Ironman training, which I really enjoy, family issues, including two dogs who we couldn’t imagine living without, and the stuff of life – you know, making a living, paying bills, get the car fixed, and so forth.
Before I go on, I must mention my support crew, or should I say crews, as countless people have helped me in my life. Thanks everyone!
Here are the main topics I like to cover:
Encouragement, inspiration and motivation for those overcoming major health challenges, such as my abdominal aortic aneurysm (which started this blog in the first place), aortic dissection, diabetes, cancer and so forth.
- Expanding our horizons as we age to best level we possibly can by learning and doing new things.
- Safe exercise for better health through the application of body awareness training.
- Things that I learn from my non-human animal companions, especially when it comes to healthy exercise.
- Questions readers ask me on one of my social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and so forth).
Nutrition, which recently has been directed towards the exploration of the Paleo Diet.
- Endurance training, with special reference to Ironman-distance triathlon and marathons.
- Effective and safe training approaches, with special reference to injury-free, swimming, biking and running.
- Philosophy, or thinking about thinking, which I consider to be a critical area of human endeavor.
- Stuff that pops into my head, such as a limited number of veterinary tales (I was a vet in farm practice years ago).
- Things I learn from my youngers and betters, and I consider myself very lucky to have the company of people of all ages, and it certainly pays for me to listen to them and not interrupt all the time.
Here is an example video for you to get to know me, in which I talk about the application of body awareness to finding your best way to get out of a chair:
How to find your way around this site for human visitors (as opposed to Google Bots, though they’ll look, too!).
You can search under categories or tags, both of which are a bit of a muddle, or simply type your term of interest into the search box on the top righthand side of the blog.
As of today there are over 600 posts on this blog, and it has slowly evolved over the 2.5 years since I started it (not knowing what a blog really was), whilst sitting in a hotel in Barcelona worrying about my AAA stent breaking. I started the blog with the goal of finding someone to talk to who understood my situation, but things evolved since then.
I enjoy writing because it makes me think, and even helps me to think outside of the box sometimes. The goal of my blog, and our (I have some collaborators) related products, is to enhance people’s lives through improved mind and body awareness, especially if they have health issues but want to continue to live a full life, including a program of safe exercise for better health (my long tail keyword of choice).
Our products include a free surgery recovery guide as a downloadable 45-page pdf, a plantar fasciitis cure as a manual and video, and a series of videos on body awareness at the FitOldDog video store.
-k is a hangover from the brief time I spent using (struggling with) UNIX code on the North Carolina Cray (they sure took a chance), means over and out.
@FitOldDog is my handle on Twitter, and it’s linked to my tweet stream (strange new world!)
Important Note: These posts do not provide medical advice. You should always consult your physician before undertaking or significantly modifying an exercise program.
Copyright © 2010 Kevin T. Morgan aka FitOldDog, Old Dogs in Training, LLC.
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