September 2022 Health news

Let’s talk about improving your game, how long you’re going to live, the basics of fitness, your diet and healthy aging, and how to be more resilient.


I might have mentioned that I bought an Ebike for mountain biking a few months ago, and I have to say that it was/is a “game-changer.”  It has allowed me to regain the joy of mountain biking without having to face an ever decreasing ability to climb the hills.  I still have to pedal to get anywhere and I really stay in first or second power levels (my pride restricts my use of the third (Turbo) power level) 99% of the time.

What this bicycle has done for me is help improve my technical skills, particularly going downhill, with a heavier and more stable frame, a dropper seat post and thicker tires, leading to greater confidence and fewer (no) downhill crashes so far.  It truly has allowed me to improve my game along with greater ease.  I mention this to you because I want to challenge you to find that “thing” which could help you increase your excellence with ease, in whatever sport or exercise you like, be it a new coach or trainer, a new racquet, new bike, new sport or new attitude.  Whatever it is, you want it to be something that transcends your exercising from being a chore to being a joy.

When what you want to do is something that brings both reward and satisfaction, then the factors which might prevent you from doing it diminish and the desire to embrace it increases.  So, go for it.  Invest in you.  (See you out on the trail.  Dr. G)


HEALTH & FITNESS – Two important articles

Predict how long you will live with this 10-second balance test:

The basics of fitness:


From Dr. Gregor, The best diet for healthy agingPlease watch.


How to train your own resilience as if it were a muscle by Bradley Dennien/

Resilience is like a muscle—we have to target it and actively build on it for it to grow. We have to be able to recognize that life isn’t always rosy and adapt with a stronger mindset that will ultimately lead to a happier life.

In order to help foster more resilience within you, here are three fantastic tips from bestselling author Neil Pasricha.

Find a weird hobby and learn something new

Although it may sound completely unrelated, Pasricha believes that participating in unconventional, “weird” hobbies is the key to increasing resilience. Learning something new increases your learning rate, which Pasricha says is a giant indicator of resilience.

Having totally unrelated side hobbies actually increases the incongruence in your thinking and can even spur new ideas and insights into your main project or job.

Don’t be afraid to fail

When it comes to learning new things, Pasricha advises that failure is crucial for increasing resilience. It’s these mini failures that we experience when we try new activities that prepare us for any bigger, life-altering failures that may come our way.

Pasricha compares these little failures to bicep curls. When we do bicep curls, our muscles actually tear slightly. It’s the process of rebuilding the muscles that causes them to get bigger and stronger—a process known as autophagy.

See your failures as a positive steppingstone

The failures that we go through, even if they’re relatively huge, are in service of a larger end goal that we just aren’t aware of. Whether you take this advice in a spiritual way or not, if you view your failures as steppingstones toward a positive end goal, you’ll garner the resilience you need to keep moving. Succeeding feels good, but it’s from our failures that we learn the most.


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