Living with Flow

Photo: Climbing with flow on the Rigid Designator, Vail, Colorado It sucks getting old. I hear that phrase all the time. Does it really suck? The alternative to aging is— death. We choose to live or die. If you are going to live, then make it count. Create a work of art with your life […]

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Don’t Let The Old Man In: Seven Strategies For Adding life To Your Years

Photo: Steve and Charlie Markusen on the summit of the Grand Teton, Wyoming. From August 2019, fifty years after Steve first climbed the Grand with his dad Dave Markusen in 1969. “I just get up every day and don’t let the old man in.” Clint Eastwood                                                          Aging is like rust—it never sleeps. As we […]

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Gaining Fitness, Losing Weight and Slowing Aging with Interval Training

Photo: Doing what I love to do at age 65. Deep in the Escalante Grand Staircase wilderness, Utah; on a eight day, eighty mile off-trail through hike. May 2019. Photo Credit Paul Gardner In my previous What I Learned newsletter, https://crooked-thumb.com/2021/04/07/interval-training-live-longer-live-healthier/  I defined interval training, how it works and the benefits of incorporating interval training […]

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Get Lean and Stay Lean: 7 Strategies for Losing Weight

Photo: Steve skiing untracked powder on Mavericks, a 3000 foot vertical backcountry ski run in Grand Teton National Park, January 30, 2021. Credit: Jack Henley Why is it so hard to lose weight? This is the subject of my previous What I learned newsletter article, https://crooked-thumb.com/2021/01/19/body-set-weight-why-its-so-hard-to-lose-weight/.  As I wrote in that article, the brain sets […]

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