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History intersects with new approach to health care at Walk with a Doc event

I’d driven by the Historic Forks of the Wabash many times over the years, on my way through Huntington to Wabash or Peru or West Lafayette, without ever once stopping to see what was there. On Saturday, with a weekend … Continue reading

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Poop donation: The ultimate fitness status symbol?

  When I was a kid, you could earn an impressive-looking patch called the President’s Physical Fitness Award for performing well in a series of running and calisthenic challenges.   Decades later, those life insurance ads that offer special rates … Continue reading

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How TV weather man lost 110 pounds

“When you’re heavy, you just don’t realize how awful you feel.” – Greg Shoup, WANE-TV meteorologist, on his 110-pound weight loss. Bob and I went to the local Soil and Water Conservation District dinner in February to hear longtime Fort Wayne … Continue reading

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A visit with my favorite fitness guru

Of all the diet and fitness folks I’ve consulted in seven years of doing this blog, the one who inspires me most is an 82-year-old diabetic chess addict who’s never run a race or joined a gym. Bonaparte C. Damocles … Continue reading

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Overcoming failure in building a healthy habit: Will low expectations help?

My youngest daughter is trying to build a daily running habit and I’m trying to build a daily gardening habit. Which one has more health benefits? The answer isn’t as much of a no-brainer as you might think. Gardening tasks … Continue reading

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Pondering longevity

On Friday my great aunt Leona became the third member of her family to reach her hundredth birthday. Her brother Sylven, who was still driving a tractor up til age 98,  died in April at age 102.  And my grandma, … Continue reading

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Wise words from WordPress’ surprisingly cool overlord

“ ‘Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative.’  “… I’m not sure the provenance of this quote, but I read it and it really resonated with me, … Continue reading

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