Category: Lifestyle

Fitness, Sports

swimming40+ Guys Need to Swim. Here are 6 Ways to Make it Easier.

This article was originally published at OlderBeast, whose mission is to help 40+ guys “double down” on body-and-soul health for the 2nd half of their life. Swimming is one of the few fitness activities any guy will agree is great for you. But few guys actually swim. Every 40+ guy should have swimming as part […]

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Events, Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Psychology, Well-being

the long road“Mid-life Crisis?” Nah…It’s Just the Starting Point for Your Longest Run.

My aspiration is to clearly see and courageously confront concerns appearing for me (and other 40+ guys, too) at the mid-life point and beyond. Concerns about staying physically vital. About not looking “old.” About warding off maladies that lurk in the shadows. Among all concerns, perhaps the biggest is the most subconscious and hardest to recognize: At or beyond life’s halfway marker, we’re uncertain what our life ultimately will have meant. This “Meaning of Life” concern is caricatured as the midlife crisis and the sports car in response. But in reality, it can be more of an awakening, a broadening of vision and spirit, a healthy challenge, and an opportunity. Intensifying your focus on fitness, nutrition and overall wellness — doubling down on overall body-and-soul health  —  helps maximize this opportunity and achieve whatever your definition of "Meaning" is.

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Fitness, Sports

exercising with chronic painFeeling Fit: A Short Guide to Exercising With Chronic Pain

If you are someone who deals with chronic pain on a daily basis, you already know that exercise sometimes isn’t in the cards. If getting you to move requires taking 2 to 4 NSAIDs before and after, then something probably has to change. It may be that your physical activity routine is contributing to your […]

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Aging, Cardio, Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Sports

Gut-Check for Guys: Re-Thinking Your Approach to Fitness After 40

I seek a sustainable plan for fitness after 40: physical health and feeling “whole” for the 2nd half of my life. I want to feel great, look my best, keep getting happier, and live long. Of course. But how to really do it? We all face—and can powerfully answer—the same questions… 1. Exercise: What do […]

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Lifestyle, Sex

The Art of Choosing Wisely

Certain stories really raise my eyebrows. A patient recently told me about how he had seen three orthopedic surgeons who told him that he needed hip surgery for pain that began when he was chaperoning on a Boy Scout outing. He then saw a chiropractor who thought that his hip was slightly out of rotation and […]

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