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Nice Thing 'Bout Getting Old(er) a Beginner's View
     

Nice Thing 'Bout Getting Old(er) a Beginner's View

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by Felipe Adan Lerma
 

25,500 Words, Over 30 Color Images

Excerpt from the About page inside "Nice Thing 'Bout Getting Old(er)"

Intro
Though I began my blog site early in 2011, with the idea of combining my interests in the arts, with yoga and fitness, and do so from the vantage point of six decades ;-) it wasn’t until my recent 61st birthday in

Overview

25,500 Words, Over 30 Color Images

Excerpt from the About page inside "Nice Thing 'Bout Getting Old(er)"

Intro
Though I began my blog site early in 2011, with the idea of combining my interests in the arts, with yoga and fitness, and do so from the vantage point of six decades ;-) it wasn’t until my recent 61st birthday in October, that I began to realize how much of an interest I really had, in my “senior’s perspective.

I had already written the title article for this ebook, as a way to express that, we aren’t really getting old, so much as we’re getting old(er). Aging. Aging gracefully hopefully. Which is a notion expressed in two enclosed pieces, an article and a poem.

“Nice Thing ‘Bout Getting Old(er)” is an organized collection of works selected from articles I’ve posted on my website.
I’ve included, as expressed in one of the subtitles, articles and reviews and a special section on creativity.

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Articles
The articles, I am glad to say, have been exceptionally well received by folk of all ages. As they should be. Not because of anything I say particularly, but because the fitness and self-regard ideas are central to all of us, at any stage of our lives. Granted, the articles focus on fitness as a senior needing to recognize limitations and the need for exertion recovery, among other things; but seeing one’s limitations as an opportunity to gain awareness of ourselves, would have helped me considerably when I was younger and too small for sports I would’ve loved to smash around in. ;-)

Muscle memory, which I had only heard of via rehearsals in community theatre, when we would learn live-fake fights scenes ;-) would have been a useful idea to have explained. With examples of how it was both useful, and led to training plateaus. And how both recovery and variety would have helped me maintain fitness, and my interest in being fit. Or how, even ten minutes of continuous activity could be beneficial for me.

My articles included in this eBook, give a nice starter view regarding aging and fitness, especially for us seniors. Sheila, my wife, and I have both studied through AFAA, and obtained our Group Fitness Certifications, and continue to be astonished at how much we didn’t and should’ve known.

Reviews, below, details some of the trainings and other useful material we have come across.

Creativity, the final section,is really the beginning of what we can enjoy in our live.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940033037568
Publisher:
Felipe Adan Lerma
Publication date:
12/22/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
566,048
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Grandfather of five, father of three, and oldest of six. Married over 30 years.

Family, children, and relationships - a cornerstone of all the fiction and poetry.

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Born and raised in Texas, and recently lived a year in Vermont, his wife Sheila's gorgeous home state, Adan brings a gentle infusion of yoga and fitness to bear on life long interests in writing, painting, dance, photography, and the arts in general.

Determined to learn about the ideas of Western Culture that have informed our civilization, Adan put himself through college with the help of his GI Bill benefits. More recently, he has added certifications in fitness and yoga.

His self stated mission on his website, reads, "Integrating Yoga Fitness and the Arts."

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M.A. Humanities, University of Houston Clear Lake
M.A. English Lit, University of Houston Clear Lake
B.A. Theatre Arts, University of Houston Clear Lake
AFAA - Group Fitness Certification
CPR/AED - American Heart Association
Zumba - Zumba & Zumba Gold Licensed
SilverSneakers - MSROM (Muscular Strength & Range of Motion); Cardio Circuit; Yoga Stretch - Stress Reduction
Yoga 200 Hr CYT - Lex Gillan, The Yoga Institute

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Nice Thing 'Bout Getting Old(er) a Beginner's View 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book