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Friday, June 23, 2017

Arm Yourself with Knowledge, Diet and Nutrition and Exercise

Had a guy email me the other day about my blog remarking on my endorsement of the Fondren Orthopedic Group and Texas Orthopedic Hospital in my dealings with my Left Knee Total Knee Replacement in April 2016.

Turns out this reader was a Mesothelioma cancer survivor and had some information to pass along about a network that had helped him.....

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that’s most often caused by asbestos exposure. It usually forms in the lungs of those who have been exposed to this deadly toxin, but sometimes occurs in the abdominal area or the area around the heart. There are a number of therapies available that can help prolong survival and minimize symptoms and discomfort, but in most cases the cancer is too aggressive and too advanced at the time of diagnosis to be cured.
I am actually flying to Texas this weekend to visit my 90 year old dad who has been dealing with prostate cancer for several years.
One of the common things with cancer prevention and treatment is that the situation is always helped with a good diet and exercise.
Here's a link to an article on the mesothelioma site that endorses that concept -
Here are those top 5 benefits - please read the article for details.
1. Strength Training and Exercise Relieve Fatigue
2. Strength Training Reduces Muscle Loss
3. Building Muscle Improves Mobility, Activity, and Quality of Life
4. Having More Muscle Mass Stimulates Appetite
5. Being Active Relieves Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
This is a common theme throughout this blog.  It's probably naive and oversimplified to say that a good diet and exercise cures everything but in essence it is the best approach to minimizing risk of disease or in treating any disease.

I realize it's often hard for people who are older or who are suffering from disease or ailment to consider taxing their body more through exercise but this is the right thing to do.

The human body is an incredibly adaptive machine that can overcome a lot of trauma.

Arm it with good food, work it with exercise, restore it with sleep and control its environment of stress and you will be amazed what you can do.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Remember the Name

When it's all over and done and you dance around my grave or ashes, hopefully you will Remember the Name.

The assembly:
Cast iron skillet grilled sweet onions, poblano - jalapeƱo - red bell peppers, green beans, asparagus, Fuji apples., Holmes pork and venison sausage, chicken thigh, scrambled eggs, Gouda cheese and fresh cilantro.
You ready?! Let's go!
Yeah, for those of you that wanna know what we're all about
It's like this y'all (c'mon)
This is ten percent luck
Twenty percent skill
Fifteen percent concentrated power of will
Five percent pleasure
Fifty percent pain
And a hundred percent reason to remember the name

Home away from Home

I was telling a friend the other day that I try to create my home atmosphere any place I go while traveling.

I bring some essential things for stretching and working out and for cooking and preparing meals.

That way when I get where I'm going I can do the same things I do at home.

Like prepare 3 days worth of veggies in 30 minutes.

And here's my mobile office.  The monitor, printer and keyboard were already at this location but I brought everything else for an office away from home.

Cast iron skillet grilled green beans....

And asparagus.

and apples!

And the results.

Gym-ing away from home

Outback Willie's Gym at the Guest House.

Who says you have to give up working out when you are away from home base?

Weighing in at 178 and still clinging to the edge of the abyss that separates an active younger man from a stoved up, inactive old man.

Running like Hell from Father Time but realizing I am no longer....