YOU ARE YOUR OWN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: Movement, Motivation and Mindset for Active Seniors

Energy Bite 180 – Perceptions of “Ageism”

I’ve been reading and hearing a lot about “ageism” lately. Does it exist? Probably. Age discrimination in the legal context does. It’s against the law to discriminate against a person in a hiring situation solely because of age. Except for athletes, of course. They get put out to pasture in their 30s, and it’s OK.… Continue Reading

Energy Bite 179 – A Brief and Final Word about Motivation, for Now

I’ve been writing thoughts about motivation for a few weeks now, asking about why some people exercise during the week and others don’t. What motivates some to either go to a gym or exercise at home, while others won’t do it, even though their doctor has told them to either exercise or get sick and… Continue Reading

Energy Bite 178 – A Less Than Final Word on Motivation

Since I have  been writing about what motivates people, especially seniors, to exercise and take responsibility for their own health and wellness, I thought I’d go back to George Leonard’s book, The Ultimate Athlete for some good statistics and reasoning about health and fitness. I referred to Leonard’s books often when I first started this… Continue Reading

Energy Bite 175 – Think Yourself Young

Earlier this month, I wrote an article in this blog about the expectations of aging and how the very fear and expectations of getting older could accelerate the process. I quoted Maxwell Maltz, author of the famous self-help book from the 1960s, Psycho-Cybernetics, where he asks the question “Do we sometimes think ourselves into Old… Continue Reading