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Lots to be Thankful for

by donmcgrath

Happy Thanksgiving to all. I hope you, like me, have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving, because even more than New Years day, I take stock of my life. So great!

A quick blog today, as I’m headed over my sister’s house shortly, for a day of family and food.

I’m experimenting with various formats for packaging interview content, so let me know what you think of this slide show of my interview with Terry Peterson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-1kLrTOKHY

I just posted a video clip where I talk about my experiences interviewing 50 athletes over 50 at http://athletes.50interviews.com/about/ I hope you like this.

I spent some time in the past couple days with someone afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.  Given the health of the many athletes I’ve spoken to over the past six months, it seems that 76 is too young to lose one’s ability to be connected with the happenings of the world.

This experience reminder me of something that Dr. John Ratey, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard, said in a lecture I went to. He claimed that there is a strong link between obesity and Alzheimer’s disease. The person I spent time with, indeed was obese most of her life. I believe that if you or I were to experience Alzheimer’s disease, we would take any medication, undergo any surgery, or travel anywhere to cure it. So, today, there is a medication you can take. It is called exercise!

This Thanksgiving, please take stock of the health you have, and take steps to protect it. Find an activity you love to do, and get moving.

Also, don’t forget about the photo contest where you can win $300 or an iPod. Go to http://50-k.net/contests

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