In a latest work supported by USA Triathlon (USAT), the governing body for triathlon and related multi-sport competitions, eighteen senior world champion triathletes offer bright-side strategies for minimizing frailties and maximizing possibilities for wellbeing, particularly exuberance, physical fitness, mental acuity, happiness and joy, meaning and relevance.
A treasure trove of 66 unusual but plausible suggestions that, if practiced, should make life higher (healthier), more enjoyable and more attractive. Not Dead Yet seeks to render getting older less daunting and more appealing for all who’re, or need to be old someday, though not too soon!
Not Dead Yet provides what it’s essential to learn about aging and thriving but could have been too polite or nervous to ask, not realizing that thriving at this stage of life was a sensible option. The main target of this work is upon positive, largely under-appreciated opportunities that could make the later years one of the best of times, by far. The humor and wit of the completed perennial triathletes, the eloquent words of Robert Green Ingersoll throughout and chapters on REAL wellness, frailty and death, meaning and purpose, epiphanies, fun, staying relevant and what’s left should appeal to readers of all ages.
The main target of Not Dead Yet is different from books on aging which overwhelmingly deal with medical advice oriented to frailties, illnesses and the looming presence of death, not successful adaptation to older age. The ideas and other material in Not Dead Yet complement sound medical counsel, particularly with respect to the prevention of the same old difficulties, however the difference is dramatic because the main target goes beyond coping to exuberant living. Not Dead Yet suggestions represent an upbeat message; the commentaries don’t deal with the dark side of aging. The participating champions don’t deny any of it, but they do not dwell upon any of it, either.
While much invaluable information in regards to the difficult facts and dynamics of aging is common knowledge, the absence of the positive side of being in or near the retirement years tends to discourage older populations, not encourage positive actions that can improve health status. The emphasis on this book is on motion – forward-moving attitudinal and behavioral advice.
Briefly, Not Dead Yet is wholly designed to foster proactive health-enhancing actions that add wellbeing and pleasure beyond the absence of discomfort, limitations and suffering. The challenges of aging are well-known, especially those coping with negative changes physical and mental. The ideas embrace the brilliant side of senior life, practical ways to bring a little bit of Spring and Summer to the Fall of existence.
Readers will certainly enjoy and act upon the words of wisdom from these senior champions and ponder their many advisable steps for achievement at aging. These writers want you to profit from opportunities related to being mature, wiser than ever and maybe retired with more time to do what you wish to do, with whom and when in ways you like to go about it. Elder life situations are wealthy with under-appreciated possibilities to do more while complaining and suffering less.
The ideas on aging comport with something the nice American nineteenth century orator Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899) said of happiness, namely, that the time to be completely happy is now, the place to be completely happy is here and the solution to be completely happy is to make others so. While we cannot directly make others completely happy, we will and are in search of, with Not Dead Yet, to supply sparkling suggestions and commentaries that can brighten the time remaining for all readers. We imagine we will do that to some extent by inciting motion on the a part of readers to do more that may readily be done to enjoy good health and happiness, love and joyful living within the time remaining.