FitOldDog’s Cancer? Aging Challenges: Turn Setbacks Into Opportunities Is Right!

FitOldDog's Cancer? Aging Challenges: Turn Setbacks Into Opportunities Is Right!

Thymoma, Lymphoma, Seminoma, Other? When logic is needed for aging challenges! Fix the problem, don't worry about it! "Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self." Lao-tzu, over 2,000 years ago! Aging diseases don't care what you feel! EXCEPT! Laughter is the best medicine! Maybe I should revise that opinion. This blog is all about aging challenges, and how to transcend them. ... Read more

For Endurance Training Use The 40% Rule, While Avoiding Bad Pain!

For Endurance Training Use The 40% Rule, While Avoiding Bad Pain!

You can do more than you think you can! Or the 40% rule of Navy Seals! "When you think you're done and have reached your limit, you're actually only 40% done." "The 40% rule, the SEAL explained, is the reason why even though most people hit a wall at mile 16 during a marathon, they’re still able to finish." Sidd Finch Pain is a normal part of any serious training program. For instance, I find the ... Read more

Learn To Listen To Your Body, It’s Your Best Teacher!

Learn To Listen To Your Body, It's Your Best Teacher!

Are you listening? Your body will tell you if you're in the wrong job. Your body will tell you if you're in the wrong relationship. Your body will tell you if you're guarding an injury (I wasn't listening!). Your body will tell you if you're spending too much money. Your body will tell you if you have a problem with your kids. Your body will tell you if you're eating too much, or eating the wrong ... Read more

Body-Awareness, Aging Floaters, And Charlie Brown’s Tongue!

Body-Awareness, Aging Floaters, And Charlie Brown's Tongue!

Yes! You Can Go Too Far With Body Awareness! But you should check it out, anyway! Aging body-awareness can be challenging. Is there a change that needs to be checked out, or have I just noticed something that has always been there? This always makes me think of Charlie Brown's tongue! From time-to-time, I notice the floaters in my eyes. They're like old friends, which I don't notice, most of the time. One ... Read more

Inspiring Older People To Teach Themselves How To Move Optimally And Affordably!

Inspiring Older People To Teach Themselves How To Move Optimally And Affordably!

INSPIRING OLDER PEOPLE We Need All The Affordable Help We Can Get! YOU CAN SAVE A LOT PAIN   AND A LOT OF MONEY!   BY LEARNING TO LISTEN TO YOUR BODY  WITH A LITTLE TRAINING! I WORK TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO IMPROVE THEIR BODY MOVEMENT SKILLLS, AFFORDABLY!   This blog promotes active healthy aging, based on simple approaches to mastering body-awareness. We all ... Read more

Foot Pain Reflexology, Or Foot Phrenology (I Prefer The Sound Of That!)

Foot Pain Reflexology, Or Foot Phrenology (I Prefer The Sound Of That!)

Foot pain reflexology (using a coat-hanger) taught me a lot about dealing with (fixing) foot pain of weird origins. During a 1.5 hour CompuTrainer (bike) ride this morning, following a tough weight workout (legs and hips), I had a superficial, burning pain in the distal (near my toes) end of area 4 on the map, above. That would be area 7, in my 'neurostimulator reflexology' map. So! What's to do? Rush to ... Read more

FitOldDog’s Stretching Philosophy And My Favorite Core Exercise!

FitOldDog's Stretching Philosophy And My Favorite Core Exercise!

Stretching For Active Healthy Aging? Have A Conversation With Your Body!  Maintain Flexibility For Active Healthy Aging My stretching philosophy is simple: Stretching (better still, lengthening), is not something you do TOO your body. Its a conversation WITH your body! This is a critical mindset! How you think about an activity, will influence how you do the activity! Stay flexible, my friends. It is ... Read more

Stay In Shape, Or The Last Laugh’s On You!

Stay In Shape, Or The Last Laugh's On You!

Why Stay In Shape? Why Not? To stay in shape is a way of life! It keeps you young at heart! It protects you from aging immobility. I'm headed for the Cleveland Clinic again, but that does not mean I should neglect my workouts. Traveling sure is fun. Cooking out of the back of the old truck, on my Coleman stove. Yes! You can eat vegan food on the road. By the way, the older you get, the more you ... 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.