Avoid One Major Injury Risk Of Ironman Training, Disruption Of Family Life, With FitOldDog’s List Of Palliative Approaches

"In family life, be completely present." Tao te Ching, translation by S. Mitchell Hi folks! Glad you came by! It is a true work of art to integrate Ironman training with a balanced and healthy family life, but it can be done with a little thought and compromise. Conversation with Deb: Kevin - "Say, Deb, what do you find to be the advantages of my Ironman training?" Deb - "Well, 1. You are happy, 2. ... Read more

Yoga Toes Made My Feet The Same Size

Yoga Toes Made My Feet The Same Size

Yoga Toes Spread Your Feet To Improve Function Part Of The Art And Science Of Fixing Injuries Yoga Toes Saved Me A Fortune In Running Shoes! Fifty (50) years ago I broke my right ankle in a motorcycle accident. This led to my guarding (chronic psychosomatic tension) the broken bone (medial malleolus of the tibia). I would fold my little toes together, pull in my big toe, and twist my ankle laterally. I ... Read more

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft-Induced Hypertension Appears to Self-Correct Eventually

  Hi folks, You can generate some useful information (data) by monitoring your heart rate and body weight each day, or at least once per week. If you know your usual resting heart rate, any deviations can warn you of potential health issues. I find that my resting pulse will increase in frequency by as many as five to ten beats per minute if I am over training (back off) or going down with a cold or ... Read more

There Are Many Healthy Ways To Sit But FitOldDog Doesn’t Think That Sitting In Chairs Is One Of Them

  "Wake up and stop falling prey to the conditioning of the media and society around you. It's only those people who are awake that live in a state of constant amazement." Quote number 4, from '100 Quotations To Make You Think,' by Wolfgang Riebe. Hi folks, I learned a lot during my brief two years studying Bruce Lee's martial arts style, Jeet Kune Do. His movies were a bit much, but watching ... Read more

FitOldDog’s Ginsu Guarding Problem That Goes On And On But There Might Be An End In Sight

  Hi folks, Remember those old Ginsu Knife advertisements on television, years ago, with the statement, "There's more!" They would keep on adding stuff that you would receive with your order if you just phoned right away. More and more stuff. It never stopped. Well, my guarding problem in my right leg as the result of a motorcycle accident over 50 years ago has just resurfaced in the form of severe ... Read more

FitOldDog Recommends Posture Training THEN Weight Training To Prevent Osteoporosis

Hi folks, I have had a modicum of success in a number of challenging endeavors, such as photography and water polo in my teens, as a veterinarian and amateur flautist in my twenties, a neuropathologist in my thirties, a nose scientist in my forties, in applied mathematics in my fifties, and as a triathlete in my late fifties and sixties, but one of the most challenging things with which I have had to deal, in ... Read more

On Balance!

  Hi folks, Just out on an evening run, cruising along a lovely trail, when a mountain biker, a guy about 45-years of age, pulled alongside and started chatting. It was getting pretty dark, so I wondered what was going on, when he mentioned that he had just had his second child. He needed to talk. Having three sons, I understand where he was coming from. I, on the contrary, have just lost my Mom, so ... Read more

Don’t Forget About Glycemic Index (GI)

  Hi folks, Every now and then I sign up for an RSS feed to my e-mail account, and then forget all about it. One came into my spam account today (which I check carefully before deleting), see below - a little long, but very interesting. First take a look at my little diagram (right), which explains in a simplistic manner the influence of rate of entry of glucose into the blood upon it's final ... 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.