Heart Health Supplements have Profound Impact

As the invincibility of youth gives way to the reality of aging, one key issue on the mind of any man or woman entering their middle aged years is cardiovascular health. Everyone understands the importance of eating nutritious foods. This impacts your weight, your energy level and, ultimately, your cardiovascular health. However, in this day and age of processed foods, what are we REALLY putting into our bodies? According to WebMD.com, Americans spend $20 billion dollars annually on herbs and supplements And heart health supplements top the list. They range from fish oil to flaxseed oil to … [Read more...]

The Journey: Forever Profoundly Satisfying

As I veered left onto Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica toward the finish line at the recent Los Angeles Marathon, I began to experience a vast array of emotions probably triggered by the extreme endorphin overload I was experiencing. You'd think this would be getting old by now. I was just about to complete my 93rd marathon. I had completed close to 150 triathlons and numerous other crazy endurance events (not many have swam from Alcatraz to the mainland). But my constant fascination with the finish line in endurance events continues to be as uplifting as ever. What goes through my mind? Well, … [Read more...]

Let’s Reverse the Ugly Obesity Trend

As I prepare for my next endurance event, the Carlsbad Marathon, I think about how it all started – my insatiable appetite to be fit and healthy. For all of those that have ever experienced running a marathon or participating in a triathlon, the “high” you get from successfully completing these events is undeniable. I can’t get enough of it. Why do I do what I do? I think about my youth and what has shaped me over the years. When I was in grade school, I always struggled with weight. I wasn’t obese, but I spent much of this time 20-30 pounds overweight. I’m not sure what my thought process … [Read more...]