Exercise Literally Saved My Life!

I had no idea what lie ahead on that fateful day in late March 2011. I went to work that day just like I had been doing the past 10 years. I worked in the natural products industry. I loved my job. I felt fulfilled by my job in health. However, at the end of the day, I was without a job. The economic downtime was in full swing. And I was the latest casualty. What was I going to do? I had 4- and 6-year-old boys. My wife wasn’t working. And I had a mortgage that was suffocating. One month later, I realized the inevitable. My marriage was in disrepair. It had been so bad for so long. I left … [Read more...]

Fitness Tips for Frequent Travelers

I have travelled extensively through my almost 20 year professional career, first as an auditor…then as a senior finance executive, and now as an entrepreneur.  On average, I was away from home about 33% of the nights during this period….but some years I was away 75% of the time!  Yet, throughout my life, particularly over the past 20 years, I have maintained myself in good physical health.  I can still bench over 300 lbs., have a 10+ inch measurement differential between my chest and waist, and I can run a pretty respectable clip in the one minute mile. Staying in shape can be a … [Read more...]

Is 50 the New 30? Make Age Your Ally!

Does getting older mean that it is only a matter of time before you start to experience certain age-related difficulties? It doesn't have to be that way. In fact, as the cliché goes; "with age comes wisdom". I remember when I was growing up, my parents made every effort to feed me nutritious foods and make me aware of eating healthy. However, with youthful exuberance comes youthful ignorance. I had a tendency to have my parents' very sound advice go in one ear and out the other. I pretended to listen, but often what I was being told by them fell on deaf ears. So how did I come around? Well, … [Read more...]