I am a mechanical engineer born in 1953 with a lifetime interest in outdoor activities and fitness. My lovely wife of 46 years, Karen, and I live in Morgan Hill, Ca, a bit south of the San Francisco Bay Area. I have gone through and rehabbed from three major surgeries: two hip replacements, and a heart valve replacement due to a congenital condition. On this site, I will chronicle my efforts to stay active despite these and other bumps in the road. I also give advice based on what I have learned over the years on physical and mental training as well as diet. As an engineer, I am comfortable wading through scientific literature, and have tried to come up with an efficient solution to the problem of aging gracefully.

Check out the free ebooks page. Currently, there is one on Healthy Aging that covers my story and advice. I intend to add more in the future.

I certainly do not consider my story to be in any way unique. There are many people who have overcome bigger challenges than me to stay active. I will search out stories of other such people and post them, too.

I also would like you to hear your story of staying active while aging or overcoming challenges. Please feel free to add it on the “introduce yourself” page.

Please Check out my book Old But Still Moving at Amazon.com. Available in Kindle format (free on Kindle Unlimited) and paperback

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This blog offers health, fitness and nutritional information and is designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

19 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Hey Rich, I did it! I am recovering from last Monday’s full hip replacement surgery. It’s tougher than people make it seem, but I think I overdid the ice. I should have done the 20 minutes on and sometimes it was on while i was sleeping and from what I read, that isn’t good. My first post-op Dr’s appt is on Friday, so I’m hoping with what I’ll hear. Just wanted to say hi and read again your wonderful post. Thank you for being the poster-child I wanted to live up to! I know I still have a ways to go, but so far, so good. I’m looking forward to being pain-free soon! Thank you for your inspiration.
    Hugs, Joan

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  2. Hai author, It’s a good blog. Thank you soo much for providing the information, It will help me a lot and your site is inspirational to me as well! And youth can try YMCA programs for their fitness, visit here – https://exergame.com


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