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Prepare for Aging
Inspirational Stories to Keep You Moving
by Dr. Kevin T. Morgan

Overview


The goal of this book is to help you enjoy your Golden Years. As a scientific lecturer for many years, the author learned that lecturing people doesn’t work. Stories do! We are a story telling species, thus the use of stories in this book. Each short tale, from his life as a country vet and a research scientist, has been selected to provide a useful lesson. The real trick to enjoying your ‘Golden Years’ is preparation. This includes correction of life’s chronic injuries, be they physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual or interpersonal. To do this, it helps to be open to learning new things. During your reading, and consultation with linked videos on the FitOldDog Video Channel, you will be provided with tips and tricks to help you to adapt to the inevitable physical changes of aging! The author’s approach, based on a life-time of sports and body-movement training, is presented here as his OQS Method: OBSERVE, QUESTION (the obvious), SOLVE, with professional guidance as appropriate. This method grew out of the author's approach to repairing the jaw of a beloved dairy cow, Mabel, on a family farm in England, in his late 20s. It was then applied to his desire to complete a full Ironman race in his 50s, and to continue to do so into his 70s and beyond, with aortic disease. The sport of Ironman Triathlon became a way of life, much to his surprise. It still is after 20 years - go figure! As portrayed in this book, Ironman is tough for the older athlete; 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, 26.2-mile marathon, all in one day. He says, with a shrug, “But aging is tougher!" Each life lesson, presented as a story from the farm or the laboratory, made his life easier, while enhancing his effectiveness and happiness. Many of these lessons are related to staying mobile and active, both mentally and physically. To enjoy your golden years to the full, says the author, take time to invest in a little preparation. Especially when comes to the way you think and move.
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Description


“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." – Charles Darwin The goal of this book is to help you to enjoy your Golden Years, by remaining active, both mentally and physically for as long as possible. As a scientific lecturer for many years, the author learned that lecturing people doesn’t work. Stories do! We are a story telling species, thus the use of stories in this book. Each short tale, from his life as a country vet and a research scientist, has been selected to provide a valuable lesson. For instance, he tells the tale of repairing the jaw of an old dairy cow, for a poor country farmer, while working as a young veterinarian in England, in 1970. This opened his eyes to the need to include affordability into the solutions to aging provided in this book. He says that the real trick to enjoying your ‘Golden Years’ is preparation. Such preparation should include correction of life’s chronic injuries, where possible, be they physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual or interpersonal. To do this, it helps to be open to learning new things, which may require forgetting some of your old ideas. "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." Mark Twain During your reading, and consultation with over 200 linked videos on the author's FitOldDog Video Channel, you will be provided with tips and tricks to help you to adapt to the inevitable physical challenges of aging! It starts with the need for glasses in your forties, and then it continues relentlessly - youth is most certainly wasted on the young; they have no idea! The author’s approach to aging problems, based on a life-time of sports and body-movement training, is his OQS Method: OBSERVE, QUESTION (the obvious), SOLVE, with professional guidance as appropriate. This strategy grew out of the author's experience with repairing the jaw of that beloved dairy cow, Mabel. He subsequently applied OQS to his desire to undertake a full Ironman race in his 50s, and to continue to do so into his 70s and beyond. Even with his aortic disease. The sport of Ironman Triathlon became a way of life, much to his surprise. It still is after 20 years - go figure! The Lake Placid Ironman race saved his life from an aortic aneurysm in 2010, as explained in the book. Ironman is tough for the older athlete; 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, 26.2-mile marathon, all in one day. He says, with a shrug, “Aging is tougher!" Each life lesson, as a story from the farm or the laboratory, made his life easier, while enhancing his effectiveness and happiness. Many of these lessons are related to staying mobile and active, both mentally and physically. To enjoy your golden years to the full, says the author, take time to invest in a little preparation. Especially when comes to the way you think and move. “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” Bruce Lee
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About the author


The author is a veterinarian, research scientist, triathlete and storyteller, in his mid-70s, who wants to keep you moving into your Golden Years. He lives life to the full, on a diet of exercise, meditation, plant-based foods (not for everyone, he knows!), reading, writing, enjoying family, friends, and a number of animal companions (two dogs, Willbe and Scooter, a cat, Cat, nine zebra fish, there were only two, and two snails, to clean the tank). He also finds peace of mind and good food in his organic vegetable garden. Dr. Morgan encourages you to enjoy your later years, by adapting to the inevitable changes of aging. His background in veterinary medicine, extensive research on the Biochemistry of the body's energy systems, combined with a wide range of sports and body-movement training, from water polo to Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee Martial Arts Style), and Yoga to Feldenkrais, respectively, allows him to continue to enjoy grueling endurance races, with aortic disease. As of this writing, he is the only person in the world to complete a full Ironman with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) stent graft. Furthermore, his studies of the mechanics of running led to his overcoming three knee surgeries to qualify for the Boston Marathon, in his late 60s. This experience, and a love of life, resulted in Dr. Morgan leaving a successful scientific research career to start a business, Old Dogs in Training, LLC. He says, “Forty years in research is surely enough.” The mission of Old Dogs in Training, LLC., is to encourage active healthy aging through body-awareness. Such training will help you to avoid, or repair, exercise-induced strains, sprains and injuries. He wants older people to improve their movement skills, by bringing them into the light of consciousness. For an enjoyable retirement. You will find over 1,000 articles about his journey on his blog, AthleteWithStent.Com. Dr. Morgan provides you with tools you will need to prepare for the interesting challenges of aging.
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Book details

Genre:HEALTH & FITNESS

Subgenre:Healthy Living

Language:English

Pages:140

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781543911817


Overview


The goal of this book is to help you enjoy your Golden Years. As a scientific lecturer for many years, the author learned that lecturing people doesn’t work. Stories do! We are a story telling species, thus the use of stories in this book. Each short tale, from his life as a country vet and a research scientist, has been selected to provide a useful lesson. The real trick to enjoying your ‘Golden Years’ is preparation. This includes correction of life’s chronic injuries, be they physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual or interpersonal. To do this, it helps to be open to learning new things. During your reading, and consultation with linked videos on the FitOldDog Video Channel, you will be provided with tips and tricks to help you to adapt to the inevitable physical changes of aging! The author’s approach, based on a life-time of sports and body-movement training, is presented here as his OQS Method: OBSERVE, QUESTION (the obvious), SOLVE, with professional guidance as appropriate. This method grew out of the author's approach to repairing the jaw of a beloved dairy cow, Mabel, on a family farm in England, in his late 20s. It was then applied to his desire to complete a full Ironman race in his 50s, and to continue to do so into his 70s and beyond, with aortic disease. The sport of Ironman Triathlon became a way of life, much to his surprise. It still is after 20 years - go figure! As portrayed in this book, Ironman is tough for the older athlete; 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, 26.2-mile marathon, all in one day. He says, with a shrug, “But aging is tougher!" Each life lesson, presented as a story from the farm or the laboratory, made his life easier, while enhancing his effectiveness and happiness. Many of these lessons are related to staying mobile and active, both mentally and physically. To enjoy your golden years to the full, says the author, take time to invest in a little preparation. Especially when comes to the way you think and move.

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Description


“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." – Charles Darwin The goal of this book is to help you to enjoy your Golden Years, by remaining active, both mentally and physically for as long as possible. As a scientific lecturer for many years, the author learned that lecturing people doesn’t work. Stories do! We are a story telling species, thus the use of stories in this book. Each short tale, from his life as a country vet and a research scientist, has been selected to provide a valuable lesson. For instance, he tells the tale of repairing the jaw of an old dairy cow, for a poor country farmer, while working as a young veterinarian in England, in 1970. This opened his eyes to the need to include affordability into the solutions to aging provided in this book. He says that the real trick to enjoying your ‘Golden Years’ is preparation. Such preparation should include correction of life’s chronic injuries, where possible, be they physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual or interpersonal. To do this, it helps to be open to learning new things, which may require forgetting some of your old ideas. "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." Mark Twain During your reading, and consultation with over 200 linked videos on the author's FitOldDog Video Channel, you will be provided with tips and tricks to help you to adapt to the inevitable physical challenges of aging! It starts with the need for glasses in your forties, and then it continues relentlessly - youth is most certainly wasted on the young; they have no idea! The author’s approach to aging problems, based on a life-time of sports and body-movement training, is his OQS Method: OBSERVE, QUESTION (the obvious), SOLVE, with professional guidance as appropriate. This strategy grew out of the author's experience with repairing the jaw of that beloved dairy cow, Mabel. He subsequently applied OQS to his desire to undertake a full Ironman race in his 50s, and to continue to do so into his 70s and beyond. Even with his aortic disease. The sport of Ironman Triathlon became a way of life, much to his surprise. It still is after 20 years - go figure! The Lake Placid Ironman race saved his life from an aortic aneurysm in 2010, as explained in the book. Ironman is tough for the older athlete; 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, 26.2-mile marathon, all in one day. He says, with a shrug, “Aging is tougher!" Each life lesson, as a story from the farm or the laboratory, made his life easier, while enhancing his effectiveness and happiness. Many of these lessons are related to staying mobile and active, both mentally and physically. To enjoy your golden years to the full, says the author, take time to invest in a little preparation. Especially when comes to the way you think and move. “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” Bruce Lee

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About the author


The author is a veterinarian, research scientist, triathlete and storyteller, in his mid-70s, who wants to keep you moving into your Golden Years. He lives life to the full, on a diet of exercise, meditation, plant-based foods (not for everyone, he knows!), reading, writing, enjoying family, friends, and a number of animal companions (two dogs, Willbe and Scooter, a cat, Cat, nine zebra fish, there were only two, and two snails, to clean the tank). He also finds peace of mind and good food in his organic vegetable garden. Dr. Morgan encourages you to enjoy your later years, by adapting to the inevitable changes of aging. His background in veterinary medicine, extensive research on the Biochemistry of the body's energy systems, combined with a wide range of sports and body-movement training, from water polo to Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee Martial Arts Style), and Yoga to Feldenkrais, respectively, allows him to continue to enjoy grueling endurance races, with aortic disease. As of this writing, he is the only person in the world to complete a full Ironman with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) stent graft. Furthermore, his studies of the mechanics of running led to his overcoming three knee surgeries to qualify for the Boston Marathon, in his late 60s. This experience, and a love of life, resulted in Dr. Morgan leaving a successful scientific research career to start a business, Old Dogs in Training, LLC. He says, “Forty years in research is surely enough.” The mission of Old Dogs in Training, LLC., is to encourage active healthy aging through body-awareness. Such training will help you to avoid, or repair, exercise-induced strains, sprains and injuries. He wants older people to improve their movement skills, by bringing them into the light of consciousness. For an enjoyable retirement. You will find over 1,000 articles about his journey on his blog, AthleteWithStent.Com. Dr. Morgan provides you with tools you will need to prepare for the interesting challenges of aging.
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