Saturday, March 3, 2018


Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines wellness as, "the quality or state of being in good health, especially as an actively sought goal."  Having heart disease, diabetes, or lung problems does not take you out of the running for achieving a state of good health.  In fact, some people find themselves in better shape after the diagnosis.  The blinders come off, habits are evaluated, new behaviors are established, and the desire for improved quality of life sets the wheels in motion.  For many, good health does become an actively sought goal, but achieving it in a sound and reasonable manner means keeping a healthy focus on your illness.  A hospital-affiliated wellness program is designed to promote the highest possible conditioning while working with the intricacies of your illness.  It is one of the best support systems available to the cardiac, diabetes and COPD patient.

The above paragraph is from my book Maximum Fitness-Minimum Risk, A Simple How-to Wellness guide for Folks with Heart Disease, Diabetes, or COPD.  I wrote the book because as a certified personal trainer working in a wellness program I saw firsthand enormous benefits.  From exercise avoiders, to former athletes, to folks too busy, I saw positive change.  One avid avoider says, "It's a fast hour of the dreaded 'E' word.  Even though I know it's good for me, I would stop after five minutes without people to talk to."  I wrote the book because I care.  And because I think you should as well.  Also, because I care, if you're not a book person  there's the option of three individual articles.   How to Exercise Safely with Heart Disease, How to Exercise Safely with Diabetes, How to Exercise Safely with COPD. 

With the right mindset, the right tools, and a little help we can all age in good spirits.   

Here's link to articles and original hardcopy of book.

(articles downloaded to your email)

Here's website for Amazon link to updated ebook.

Best wishes from THIS OLD GIRL.


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