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SeniorZine, Issue #002 -- Achieving The Best Health Possible
December 01, 2013

Health Success As Senior? Yes, Absolutely!

SeniorZine, Issue #002 -- Achieving The Best Health Possible

December 1, 2013

"Expressions of Aging"

John Keston is a Masters long distance runner, holding world and U.S. age records from the mile to the marathon. John is a 2001 inductee into the USA Track & Field Masters Hall of Fame.

He celebrates his 89th birthday this month.

I'm honored to call him my good friend.

I believe you can find inspiration and reassurance for yourself in his story…

John was in his mid-fifties when his doctor told him that John's high blood pressure was worrisome. There was a choice to be made. Medication or an exercise regimen.

As John says in his 2011 autobiography "Expressions of Aging" (42K Books, available via –

"For blood pressure, nature does have a good solution: exercise."

And that's what he did. He chose and took up running. Before long, he recognized his potential for fast speed and excellent endurance. He started participating in local road races and winning them (in his age group).

Long story short: A good number of world records later, John still runs in his late eighties.

How does this relate to you, dear reader?

You don't need a health scare to see the benefits of senior exercise. You may just see the wisdom of maintaining your body and mind in optimal condition – before you lose the ability to do so.

There may be another lesson in this story. Rather than going for the "easy solution" – pills – John chose exercise and a healthy dietary lifestyle.

If John can do it – and I can do it - you can do that, too.

I firmly believe that it is vital to continuously have something to look forward to. Make time for living! Make time for challenges!

One of the goals of is to show you how to live a longer and healthier life by learning from many different older adults, including centenarians.

These long-lived individuals tell us that one of the secrets of longevity is to always have health goals, accept healthy challenges and continue to stay very active, both physically and socially.

You can look forward to lots of encouraging information in future editions of this newsletter.

Yours in good senior health,

Guenter Hauser, CHC, CFT, SSF

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