Do You Want To Be Noticed Or Hidden At Your Next Race Or Job Interview?

  Hi! Thanks for coming by! I'm busy building a business designed to promote safe exercise for better health, especially for older (more mature?) people, or those with health challenges (you know, diabetes, aneurysm, cancer, heart disease, whatever) for which exercise could be a plus. The most interesting part of this process, for me at least, is working out how to reach my audience and thus my ... Read more

You Don’t Have To Walk Like An Old Person However Old You Are

  Hi folks, I was just reviewing an interesting book handed to me by my Feldenkrais instructor, Karen. The book is about rolling on a ball, and more specifically, 'The Ultimate Body Rolling Workout.' I think Karen gave me the book because of my recent interest in the use of rollers to fix tight muscles and, in my case, cure my plantar fasciitis. This book contains elements of Feldenkrais ... Read more

Book “Your Medical Mind” By Groopman And Hartzband Is Highly Recommended By FitOldDog

Hi folks, I was listening to National Public Radio (NPR) the other day, when I heard some comments by Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband that jibed with my point of view when it comes to doctors and the things that they say. The speakers were discussing a book that they had recently published, called 'Your Your Medical Mind: How To Decide What Is Right For You.' It sounded interesting so I downloaded it to my ... Read more

Invited Blog Post To ‘Live Lean Tips:’ Review of Gary Taubes’s Recent Book ‘Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It’

  Hi folks, Just a quick note to mention that I have posted a review of Gary Taubes's recent book, 'Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It,' on the Live Lean Tips blogsite. -k Your Medical Mind   ... Read more

Reading Kids Books Can Be Enlightening: Erleichda

  Hi folks, I must admit that I continue to enjoy children's/young adults' fiction, as long as it is well written and the physics makes sense, as they keep me young at heart. Magical physics is fine, but non-magical physics that doesn't obey the rules we know is generally based on ignorance and rapidly leaves me cold. The best series I encountered recently was 'Chez Ollie,' to which I referred to in ... Read more

Social Networking And An Open Mind Can Be Important With Respect To Your Exercise Plans

Hi folks! Internet-based social networking has turned out to have many benefits in my life. My bike guy and one of my Internet mentors, Victor of Bicycle Lab, has encouraged me to engage in tweeting for some time - I finally succumbed - and gave it a whiz and, as Victor said so many times, if done right it really works. It finds useful stuff, it gets your stuff out there, and if used with tools like HootSuite, it ... Read more

Book Review – “The Athlete’s Guide To Recovery” by Sage Rountree

Hi folks! I met Sage in the Open Eye cafe the other day and, with her usual energy and enthusiasm, she asked me how my training was going. During the ensuing conversation Sage mentioned that her latest book had just come out. I have considered writing a book a number of times, and then thought better of it - too much work! I love to read, so I contribute to the literature by actually buying books to provide the ... Read more

Great First Book, Great First Marathon, Great First Open Heart Surgery – Book Review: ‘Barefoot in November’

Hi folks! A very fit Benjamin Carey, father of two and one on the way, at the ripe old age of 37, was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm in 2009. This aneurysm was not quite so big as mine at the time of diagnosis (men will compete about anything!), but it was in a much more difficult place to treat, the ascending aorta close to the heart. Interestingly, in spite of our 30 year age difference, in many respects his ... 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.