My New Corporate Wellness Coach Certification. Oh, and Sports Drinks, too.

On April 17th, I passed the exam for and earned the credential of Certified Corporate Wellness Coach (from Spencer Institute, an affiliate of NESTA, the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association). This is in addition to my existing Certified Wellness Coach credential (and my 4 other … [Read more...]

Inflammation and Your Diet, SuperFoods, Mind-Body, and More

On December 31, 2017 at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, I had the pleasure and the honor of hosting a conversation with Deborah Klien, MS, RD. Deborah is a Registered Dietitian and the author of "The 200 SuperFoods That Will Save Your Life" (McGraw Hill). She also contributed to my eBook "Age … [Read more...]

Athens: Philosophers & Olympians—-Early Mind-Body. And a Fun Stadium Workout

[Photos: Top Left, Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens. All others taken at Panathenaic Stadium, Athens.] In addition to holding five certifications in fitness, nutrition, and wellness, and in addition to being a licensed attorney, I am also an experienced pilot and have been fortunate enough to … [Read more...]

Age Re-Defined / Spiderman

As I write this, it's been 9 days since my 61st birthday. Here's a video shot just a few days after my birthday. In the video, I practice a modified superman crawl, with dumbbells and modified push-ups. The session was an hour long and included many exercises, including timed sprints. Enjoy the … [Read more...]

Health for the Holidays 2016 & Beyond

Happy Holidays 2016! There's an expression "Home for the Holidays". How about "Health for the Holidays"? And all year round? My wellness aspirations are medication--free (which I continue to be), lean body composition with a body aesthetic (you can have definition, you can have abs), and fit … [Read more...]

Mind-Body Connection, Age Re-Defined, and More…

Four years ago, I wrote "Age Re-Defined", an eBook which is still as relevant today as it was the day it was released. (For example, turmeric is mentioned as a superfood. Four years ago. Incline and interval training are mentioned. Yep, still relevant.) It took me about 4 months to write, and over a … [Read more...]

Life At 60 & Knee Advice

I wrote "Age Re-Defined", an eBook, in 2012, at age 56. It was published in 2013. I recommend it to anyone seeking to learn more about fitness, wellness, and nutrition, whether over 40, over 50, or 60+.  I also recommend it to persons interested in their first fitness certification, or in a … [Read more...]

2016 Update

2016: A "leap" year (366 days, February 29th); an Olympics year; a Presidential election year; for me, a milestone birthday in a few months. Here are some thoughts/reminders which are as true this year as they were last year: --Every meal (or snack) is an opportunity to advance your health, … [Read more...]

Mind-Body Connection

In Chapter 5 of my eBook, "Age Re-Defined", I write at length about the mind-body connection, and I describe it as mind to body and body to mind, citing studies, commentators, my own experiences, and more. For me, it is one of the most interesting topics in health, fitness, and wellness. Here's a … [Read more...]

Exercise On The Road & Away From A Gym

As a pilot, I've had occasion to be on the road for as many as 12 days at a time. During those longer stays, I usually can secure access to some kind of gym. However, one trip in particular comes to mind when I think about exercise on the road: a remote island in British Columbia. There was no gym. … [Read more...]