My exercise story is the blank page. Meaning “shamefully nothing.” Bolstered by excellent nutrition and supplements – the forté of my years of academic training, research, and love of books and writing – I didn’t realize I’d become a sedentary geek until a group of friends said "sure!"
My life was often sitting at a desk every day for hours to write books and consult with people. Sitting on airplanes. Sitting to read. Sitting to relax. Sitting! Sitting! Sitting! I was so (dare I say it – lazy!) I would float in the pool instead of swimming. Sarcopenia caught up with me. My prior benchmarks of strength, e.g. carry 100-lb bags of organic fertilizer, pull a 75-lb bow (archery), were no longer my capabilities. Something had to change and it had to change FAST! I was turning into a weak old man in front of my eyes.
The scientific research about Age Related Muscle Loss kept hitting me right between the eyes: exercise or die. Soon I made the commitment. Exercise is essential for life, and I got off my duff and back into the buff zone in a few months of gentle, regular exercise and nutritional supplements.
I consulted with various experts, read the latest information and reviewed many studies to learn the facts and latest techniques. Loss of strength, flexibility, and stamina is a direct threat to life, personal freedom, and the ability to hike the wild lands – things that bring great meaning to my life.
Today, I celebrate how great it is to be healthy, happy, and have a body that can experience and enjoy an active, healthy life. At age 67 I hiked the Kalalau Trail on Kaua’i’s NaPali Coast: so glad for this wonderful body that can still walk the road less traveled, and I plan on a repeat performance 10 years from now!
Together, Dr. Ben and I provide what no one else and no other program offers: a truly holistic, comprehensive system for safeguarding and maintaining your muscular and overall health (glucose balance, cardiovascular health, gut-microbiome health, cognition), so you can enjoy a body that’s strong, flexible, with great endurance to experience the very best that life has to offer! Together, we invite you to begin a new phase of life: one filled with energy, vitality, capability and physical freedom. After all, life is for living!