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Rational Numbers

Some of us may remember that our mathematics teachers labeled PI, or 3.1415… as an IRrational number.

Happy belated PI Day, by the way.

Pi Day Bill NyeCredit: Bill Nye

And, on a public safety note, these first days after DAYLIGHT SAVING changes can be unhealthy ones.  Do not underestimate the importance of circadian rhythms on your health!

The good folks at OURA Ring offer these very useful “DST” wellness hacks after the time machine tricks played by all states except Hawaii and Arizona.

…  Please DO consider ’em!

Is it irrational for 48 states to extend this circadian-rhythm-busting artificiality?  My tuppence is affirmative...

Energy saving for World War I efforts is a bit dated as a premise for 2021 energies.

We’ve always done it that way?!

This platitude is plainly IRrational for your physical banking efforts, too!

A rational, numbers-based plan to improve one’s physical banking account is simple, hard, YET eminently doable.

In a spirit of rational numbers – PLEASE reflect on your current FITNESS or GYM Age and these important longevity factors.

  • Can you walk a mile faster than your age-group peers?
  • How is your Sit-Reach Flexibility?
  • Can you balance on one straight leg with eyes closed for at least 15 seconds?
  • What is your measured Grip strength?
  • What is your lung capacity and how quickly can you exhale most of your inhaled air?
  • Can you Sit to Rise without using your hands?

If you ARE where you want to be- KUDOS!

If you are not in a rational and viable fitness place on your journey, please reach out to your fitness professional, or contact me for your complimentary fitness orientation.  KABOOM.

Choose to Challenge

Today is a special shout-out day for gender equality –  International Women’s Day 2021 #ChooseToChallenge.

Credit: buzzfeedladylike

In my lines of work, I  hopefully enable and I definitely admire women’s demonstrated fitness, persistence, and achievement.

I’m blessed that I get to endure athletic events without OMNIS VIRIS as a mantra. In Rowing, some of my crews’ highest achievements have been in mixed boats.

I hesitate to mention a MADMEN commercial from 1968 which some readers may remember – Virginia Slims’  You’ve Come a Long Way Baby – as it was tobacco-related. Yet it well reflected the times that were a-changin’ in those roaring 60s. Recall dramatic societal shifts, Woodstock, anti-war movements, and technological advances like birth control pills. “The ad campaign successfully captured the zeitgeist of the United States at that time with an image of a confident, tall, slender, pants suit-wearing woman on the go, mirroring the country’s mainstream awareness of the women’s rights movement…”

Half a century later – on this  #IWD21 I ponder what the spirit(s) of our time is/are… I hope that WE (in the universal sense)  can leverage today’s societal/cultural shifts and technological advances to help more and more of US live longer and live better.

This spirit of mine transcends pandemics. It is rooted in soft skills like empathy, motivation, self-actualization, and self-realization.

I commend this British gent’s sentiment and slogan’ed T-Shirt!

It also has taproots in immunity-boosting motives of diet and exercise.

I tip my cap to women. I envy their relative demographic survivability over “my” gender. I think enough of this distinction that the first exemplar I wrote in KABOOMER was “never quit trying ” Dolly Parton.  And, I admire each and every female baby boomer who reaches for that little bit extra to KABOOM.

When preparedness meets opportunity, campaigns (however long they can become) can end in victory. The century-long struggle by women for Equal Rights in the USA  finally overcame OMNIS VIRIS and truly made US better together. Most women I am privileged to know are “on the go”, confident, and aware. And they don’t smoke Virginia Slims today.

We should all choose to challenge.  Every one of us should capitalize on preparedness.

Be safe, ladies and gentlemen,

Dave Frost

 

 

 

I’m wearing RED this Friday for Heart Health awareness

Our short February is a month of many “National” awareness campaigns, such as National Black History Month.

Today’s blog focus, now that we got past Ground Hog’s Day, is for February as National Heart Health Month, or American Heart Month.

‘Tis truly amazing that this four-chambered muscular pump may do its magic several billion times in our lives.

What’s the Big Deal?

“Cardio” problems are the tragic, top Morbidity cause for Americans. This is true, even in our pandemic age of SARS viruses and co-morbidity…

Please note: “heart diseases are LARGELY preventable.”

Sadly, our American killing field of Heart Disease is unlevel.  Two statistical [2018] examples of canted cardio-deaths are:

  1. Males suffer more heart diseases than females.
  2. African Americans die from heart disease more frequently than Whites.

#OurHearts

As your Koach, I try to set an example of healthy heart living, with NO Smoking, exercise, clean eating, and de-stressing as much as humanly possible whatever life throws me.  Recall from KABOOMER that Diets are a leading cause of death in America,  Double Oy.

Both my Mom had Dad had congestive heart failures which accelerated their funerals. It is very likely that you too know someone near and dear whose heart health was sub-par.

Simple to say, yet regrettably hard to change our inherited or ingrained ways.  Yet, yes we can as this dual NIH graphic suggests!

Heart Health is critical to your KABOOMER physical Banking for increased stamina and “stayin’ alive.”

I’ll close with this:

Be well, stay safe, and honor your”Pump.”

 

Koach Dave