Monday, September 25, 2006

Key to long life may be mom's age at birth - Aging -

There's some interesting stats in here, aside from the main story. One that stuck out to me, as I'm on a HUGE family/organic farm kick, "spending part of one's childhood on a farm," is listed as a stat many centenarians share.

Hmmm...natural living and following the laws of nature is good for you? I swear, every study I see shows that science has proven that being healthy is good for you!

Key to long life may be mom's age at birth - Aging -

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Greek Philosophy: Aristotle, The Doctrine of the Mean

Greek Philosophy: Aristotle, The Doctrine of the Mean

This is the type of stuff that REALLY gets me jazzed up. I can read the timeless works of Aristotle and see that what I preach is old news. As you read this, think of how it relates to fitness. Especially the questions that everyone always ask me, "How much protein do I need?" "How many calories?" "How often do you work out?" "Should I do cardio fast or slow?" Blah, blah, blah.

Aristotle says what I always say. Do what is right for YOU, and only YOU know what YOU need.

In another passage in Nichomachean Ethics, Book II, he is more concise when he says:

Too much or too little gymnastic exercise is fatal to strength. Similarly, too much or too little meat and drink is fatal to health, whereas a suitable amount produces, increases, and sustains it.

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Monday, September 18, 2006

This is just the start.

I've gotta start a list of books/authors I've listened to, and their works. I don't just read and think, "That was interesting." I practice what I read daily. Those that I can think of, at this moment, that have helped me in my Transformation:

Natural Hormonal Enhancement, Rob Faigen,
Steven Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (my bible)
Bill Phillips, Body for Life
Shawn Phillips, Absolution
John Wooden, Victory, Values, and Peace of Mind
Zig Ziglar, Goals
Deepak Chopra, 7 Spiritual Laws of Success
Victor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
James Radfield, Celestine Prophecies

I'll post more later. Was is James Radfield? James someone. The book rocked. The movie caused me to die a little inside.