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45 & Thrive: FOMO to JOJI — Turning a fear of missing out into a joy of joining in

For some time now, the acronym FOMO, shorthand for ‘Fear Of Missing Out,’ has been popular description for those of us who say ‘Yes!’ very quickly to invitations and opportunities, perhaps without thinking things through. This label is often applied where one joins activities without full consideration as to the

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45 & Thrive: Gym efficiencies, best practices (and a few no-noes)

If you’ve followed this column for a while, or taken a look at previous articles or blog posts on 45 & Thrive, you’ve probably noticed that I am a strong proponent of efficiency and effectiveness with respect to training and exercise. Minimum Effective Dose (MED), functional strength training, and recognition

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45 and Thrive: Happy New Year 2.0

Okay, admittedly, our official calendar indicates that January 1 is traditionally the start of the New Year. That is when all the parties are. That is when we have a day off to celebrate, and hopefully another to recover. But, just for a moment, work with me here a bit:

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45 and Thrive: The ‘Fast’ and the ‘Curious’

  Fasting is one of the most prominent buzz words in recent discussions about diet, nutrition and optimizing wellbeing. There has been a proliferation of articles about fasting in general, and about intermittent fasting, time restricted feeding, and various fasting protocols in particular. The info can be dizzying! So let’s

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45 & Thrive: Food and Fitness – Synergy, Energy and Longevity.

  I love food; I love to eat. I enjoy exploring new culinary experiences and, within a few parameters, there is virtually nothing I won’t eat. I don’t feel deprived of any foods, but I do temper my consumption of some foods. So, in this era of dogmatic dieting, what

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45 & Thrive: Eight guiding principles for robust longevity (Part 2)

  Today’s column completes a two-part series discussing the guiding principles behind the 45 &  Thrive training program designed to optimize wellness for those in mid-life and beyond (Part 1 is available here).   #5: Life beyond middle age need not be a series of physical and health declines. An

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45 & Thrive: Eight guiding principles for robust longevity (Part 1)

  This is the first of a two-part article outlining the key principles of an efficient, effective training program designed to promote robust longevity.   All training programs have guiding principles upon which they are designed. The same is true of the 45 & Thrive program focussed on efficient, effective

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45 & Thrive: MED-Evolutionary Wellness; More than a name

I’ve been asked the genesis of the name for my wellness consultancy, MED-Evolutionary Wellness. This name arises from the fundamentals of what I believe to be the best lifestyle practices for many, and especially for those of us 45 and older who seek to have and maintain a robust lifestyle.

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45 & Thrive: An ‘off’ day

  Today I had the most important session at the gym I have had in weeks. What made it that way? New Personal Records? No. New clients? No. Did I add an innovative new exercise or routine? No. None of these made today special.  What made today so noteworthy was

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45 & Thrive: A guide to robust longevity

Michael wake surfing in the summer of 2018. Welcome to 45 & Thrive, a series of discussions about health, fitness and nutrition for active mature adults. Through this column I hope to convey helpful, thought provoking, and common-sense information for those of us around ‘middle age’ who want to optimize

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