Rejuvenaging with Dr. Ron Kaiser

9/28/2021

Finding a Way to Ease Pain, Move More, and Live Better with Nicole Ludwig

Ep. 105
Contrary to what many of us think, physical therapy is not only about recovering from traumatic injuries; a big part of it is about acquiring habits that will prevent us from paying a visit to specialists. Exercising frequently, walking, and moving around are some of the things all of us have easy access to and can make a difference in our lives in the short and long term.Joining us today is Dr. Nicole Ludwig; she is a Physical Therapist and the Assistant Clinic Director at Excel Physical Therapy and Fitness. She has also taken additional training on pelvic floor health and leadership. Nicole's approach to physical therapy consists of building relationships with her patients and learning what is meaningful to them to understand better how to help them reach their full potential.In this episode, we talk about what physical therapy is about, how it helps enhance patients' life quality, and the habits the aging population should adopt to experience a painless existence. Nicole kindly explained the difference between physical and occupational therapy, when is the right time to consult a physical therapist, and the leading causes for neck and back pain. We also explore the importance of strengthening our core and the most common misconceptions about it.Tune in to Episode 105 of Rejuvenaging, and learn more about the simple habits that can save us lots of pain and discomfort.Some Questions I Ask:What does a physical therapist do? (4:24)What's the difference between physical therapy and occupational therapy? (10:38)Are there injuries that people like me, the aging population, are especially vulnerable to? (20:52)What should we do to stay in shape? What do you recommend from a prevention standpoint? (27:21)In This Episode, You Will Learn:What led Nicole into the physical therapy path (5:21)The indicative signs that we should seek the help of a physical therapist (13:31)Why working on our balance is essential to prevent falls and injuries (21:04)The type of exercise we should look for to stay fit and prevent injuries and chronic pain (28:05)Resources:Excel Physical Therapy and Fitness websiteUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place
9/21/2021

Cybersecurity. Dealing with the Invisible Threat with Amir Tarighat

Ep. 104
Although almost all of us have already heard of cybersecurity, the reality is that we know little about it. Most people associate it with software or countermeasures like antiviruses, when in fact, cybersecurity is about planning, risk management, secure code writing, and a whole bunch of different things done by people, not software.As the world leans into the digital space to deal with every aspect of human life, it creates a fertile ground for crime. To make matters worse, targeting individuals is easier, cheaper, and more profitable for cybercriminals than attacking big corporations. To talk about all this, and to clear other hundreds of doubts, is Amir Tarighat, our today's guest.Amir Tarighat is the Founder and CEO of Achilleon and Host of the Achilleon Live podcast. He has a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an Advanced Computer Security Certificate from Stanford University.In this episode, Amir clears all our doubts about cybersecurity and cyber danger. He demystifies many other misconceived beliefs about antiviruses, cell phone security, and virtually all types of cybercrimes. We talk about what it means when a company that holds our data has a breach and how that could affect us. Amir also spoke about the right way to dispose of our cell phones, what we should do when we change our number, and much more.Tune in to Episode 104 of Rejuvenaging, and have a deeper, more comprehensive look at what cybersecurity is really about and what we can do to be safe.Some Questions I Ask:Tell us what do we actually mean by the term cybersecurity? (3:38)Can you tell us a bit about cell phone security? (7:47)What can I do to feel relatively secure with my personal and professional data? (16:03)Is there a specific type of warnings that you give to older folks who are specifically vulnerable to cyber-attacks? (22:45)In This Episode, You Will Learn:The origins of cybersecurity (5:09)The real danger with cell phones (8:33)What happens when a company that holds our information is breached (12:12)What is an antivirus, how it works, and why antiviruses are not always the best choice (19:15)Resources:Achilleion websiteAchilleion Live podcastConnect with Amir:LinkedInTwitterUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place
9/14/2021

A Tactical Approach To Fitness and Wellness with Dr. Mike Simpson

Ep. 103
The type of fitness and wellness goals we can aspire to rely mainly on an element frequently overlooked: age. In our 20s, we can wing things, decide out of the blue to start training for a triathlon, and we will most likely get away with it. But after a certain age, we need a plan; we must let the wisdom of age set the pace. For people over forty, physical and mental wellness is about longevity, and that race, as Dr. Mike Simpson states, is a marathon, not a sprint.Joining me today is the admirable Dr. Mike Simpson. Mike served over 3 decades in the military, where he was deployed to 17 different countries, participating in counter-narcotics operations in the jungles of South America, to the Global War on Terror (GWOT) in Southwest Asia and North Africa. He is a Tactical Physician at San Angelo Police Department, Investigator at Karga Seven Pictures, Medical Director at PerSys Medical, Author, Podcast Host, and former Airborne Ranger and Special Forces Operator.In this episode, Mike offers his unique perspective on fitness and wellness. We explore why most injuries occur after a certain age, the concept of being a warrior athlete, and the conflict between fitness goals and the instant gratification culture. Mike also debunks two of the most heard excuses about why we can't stay fit - lack of time or lack of money. In addition, we go through Mike's decision of pivoting into medicine, and he explains why he decided to become a deployed overseas physician.Tune in to Episode 103 of Rejuvenaging, and get into the right mindset to start taking care of your future self's health today.Some Questions I Ask:Can you tell us a bit of your journey to get to be who you are today? (4:17)From a practical standpoint, a warrior athlete is someone different than the rest of us? (5:56)If somebody wants to be a warrior athlete, what's the commitment that's required? And what's that going to mean in terms of lifestyle? (13:34)What things should you be doing to reduce the odds of dealing with injuries? (18:36)In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Dr. Mike's journey from military to a physician (4:28)What it means to be a warrior athlete (6:44)The two biggest excuses people make for not being fit (10:46)Dr. Mike's path into medicine (16:13)How parents can inspire and instill a healthy lifestyle in their children (23:55)Resources:Dr. Mike Simpson websiteGrey Beard Performance websiteGrey Beard Performance InstagramBook: Mike Simpson - Honed: Finding Your Edge as a Man Over 40Mind of The Warrior podcastConnect with Dr. Mike:LinkedInInstagramUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place
8/31/2021

The Man Who Is NEVER Done Growing with Doug Sohn

Ep. 101
A couple of hours before the celebration of his 40th wedding anniversary, Doug Sohn suffered a stroke. He and his wife had planned a huge party at their house, a wedding cake and lots of guests included, but the party never happened. Within 24 hours, Doug would suffer four strokes. Fortunately, the incident wouldn't leave any lasting damage. At that moment, celebrating his Ruby Anniversary in a hospital room with his wife and kids, Doug had a realization. Reevaluating his life, he would notice he hadn't gotten where he expected to be at this point in his life; he still got lots of dreams to reach.After studying personal development for over 40 years and applying it in his life, Doug realized he was on a plateau. Somehow, he had bought into the concept society tries to impose, that we are done growing when we reach a certain age.Today, I'm honored to welcome Doug Sohn once again to the show. Doug is the Founder and CEO of Success After Sixty, where he shares his over 40 years of experience studying human potential development and applying it to his own life, and helps people reach their success. Doug is also a trial lawyer, inventor, patent holder, entrepreneur, martial artist, husband, and father of six.In this episode, we talk about the overlooked potential of people going through their second half-century. Doug shared the story of his realization in the hospital room and how he decided to use his over 40 years of experience in self-development to help himself and others. We explore Doug's unique approach to aging, the vital importance of having the right mindset, and the extraordinary resource of using our thoughts to modify the physical structure of our brain.Tune in to Episode 101 of Rejuvenaging, enjoy Doug's ideas about aging, and be prepared to NEVER stop growing.Some Questions I Ask:Could you share a bit of your journey to becoming who you are at this point in your life? (4:44)How is Doug's film version 2.0 different than you were if I met you three years ago? (11:18)What particular things can you draw upon from a science standpoint to support and promote your ideas? (28:20)In This Episode, You Will Learn:How Doug realized he hadn't reached his goals and what he decided to do about it (6:53)Doug's unique approach to aging (9:59)The concept of living another 50 active and productive years after our 50th birthday (13:20)Why mindset is a crucial part of becoming the best version of ourselves (21:10)Putting an armor first thing in the morning. The power of morning meditation (24:41)Resources:Success After Sixty websiteSuccess After Sixty FacebookThe First Three Things To A Successful Life After 60 programWin Your Morning In Four Easy Steps guideConnect with Doug:LinkedInInstagramTwitterUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place
8/24/2021

Celebrating 100 episodes of enthusiasm and wellness, joined by Dr. Michael Mantell

Ep. 100
Many years ago, an article written by the American Council of Exercise called Dr. Michael Mantell's attention. The report was a plan to eradicate obesity in America by 2030 through diet and exercise. Dr. Mantell decided to call the Council and ask them about the third leg of the tripod they left aside: thinking. After a long silence on the other end of the line, a woman told him they'd like to talk to him. Two weeks later, Michael became the Chief Behavioral Consultant for the American Council of Exercise.Today, I'm honored to welcome to the 100th edition of the show an outstanding professional, colleague, and friend, Dr. Michael Mantell. He is a Global Behavioral Science Authority, Cut to It Coach, Speaker, Author, Advisor, and member of SAG/AFTRA since 1981. His latest book, The Link Is What You Think, helps people overcome their self-imposed obstacles. Michael also authored Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, which is on its 25th edition.Dr. Mantell has been a guest on countless television and radio talk shows, including "Oprah," "Nightline," "Larry King," and "Good Morning America" where he appeared for more than a decade as a regular contributor.In this episode, we talk about overall wellness, longevity, and treating decrepitude as a choice. Dr. Mantell shared how he got interested in general health and the benefits of physical exercises. We also discuss the relevance of our thoughts in our mental and overall health, and people's demanding approach to things, believing everyone needs a unique, custom treatment.Tune in to Episode 100 of Rejuvenaging, and learn the secrets of a healthier, purposeful, and active longevity.Some Questions I Ask:Can you tell us a bit of the journey that got you to be who you are today? (7:16)How do you address the issue of, hey, maybe some of this stuff isn't all small stuff? (16:33)In recent years, you've been doing a lot of work in the active aging area. What drew you to it? (24:37)From a health and fitness standpoint, what kind of things should people be building into their lives so that it's not an abrupt change when they get to where we are? (28:35)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Dr. Mantell's habit of seeing things differently (9:06)Who was Michael influenced by, and what direction he gave to that inspiration (13:01)What happens when we turn bad stuff into horrors (16:57)The decision of living a life without regrets of any kind (25:13)Resources:Dr. Michael Mantell websiteBook: Michael Mantell - The Link Is What You ThinkBook: Michael Mantell - Don't Sweat The Small StuffBook: Walter M. Bortz - Dare To Be 100Book: Bronnie Ware - Top Five Regrets of the DyingConnect with Dr. Mantell:LinkedInTwitterFacebookUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place
8/17/2021

Learning the Secrets of Fasting While Eating with Dr. Joseph Antoun

Ep. 99
Soon after he started as a physician, Dr. Joseph Antoun perceived the system was broken. If doctors, hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry as a whole profit from sick patients, they practice sick care rather than health care. Since that day, Dr. Antoun started pushing for prevention and carried the word across the world. Still, the prevention issue is that it requires constant sacrifice, and its results are hard to quantify, and right there is where Dr. Antoun's journey's third phase started.Dr. Antoun is the Chairman and CEO of L-Nutra, Inc. He is an Official Member of the Forbes Business Development Council, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Healthspan Policy Institute, President and CEO of Health Systems Reform, and Editor in Chief of The Journal of Health Systems and Reform (HS&R).In this episode, we talk about Dr. Antoun's mission of creating a wider spread between biological age and chronological age. We explore the power of prevention, analyze why people struggle to accept its benefits, and look at the most effective ways to lower our biological age. Dr. Antoun kindly explained the revolutionary Fasting Mimicking Technology's details and the benefits and the different types of fasting.Tune in to Episode 99 of Rejuvenaging, and discover an appealing side of prevention and its long-term and measurable benefits.Some Questions I Ask:What's wrong with the health system and the way it's delivered nowadays? (3:41)You were trained as a physician; how did you happen to change the direction of your professional life and the way you practice healthcare? (5:50)What is the outcome people should expect if they adopt your thinking? (13:54)Are there any recommendations of what to eat when we're not going through fasting? (37:20)In This Episode, You Will Learn:The biggest problem of the health system (3:52)About Dr. Antoun's third phase of his journey into turning prevention as the source of health and longevity (7:36)The concept of biological age (11:50)The two types of fasting (20:01)The psychological effects of fasting (36:03)Resources:L-Nutra websiteL-Nutra FacebookL-Nutra TwitterConnect with Dr. Antoun:LinkedInUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place
8/10/2021

No Pain, Lots of Gains, Body Awareness, and Empathy with Mariah Heller

Ep. 98
Committed to becoming an athlete, Mariah Heller started facing unusual health issues for someone her age. She was 16 when she began dealing with chronic pain, and just a few years later, she had to undergo a couple of surgeries. Trainers, fitness instructors, and physical therapists didn't know what to do with her; she was a mystery case. Mariah then had to become her own instructor, fitness coach, and therapist for a while.Mariah was in one of the fitness industry's blind spots, so she decided to work hard so no one else would be in that place and founded Pain-free Fitness.Mariah Heller is a Fitness Industry Executive, Gym Co-founder, Author, Speaker, and Creator of Pain-Free Fitness. She is the author of two eBooks and the creator of Fitness Fundamentals Flash Cards - a line of flashcards designed to help fitness professionals add value to their clients. When she was 28, she was diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a connective tissue disorder that causes chronic pain among hundreds of other things.In this episode, we talk about Mariah's unique approach to fitness, overall health, and the relationship between chronic pain and reduced mobility and training. Mariah kindly shared bits of her background and experience in the fitness industry, the five pillars of the Pain-Free Fitness method, and her view on the obesity epidemic, the diet culture, sedentarism, and much more.Tune in to Episode 98 of Rejuvenaging, to learn about a more emphatic side of the fitness industry.Some Questions I Ask:Can you give us a short course on what Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is? (4:28)How did you happen to get into the fitness industry? (6:32)Are there general principles about working with pain patients that we should keep in mind, whether through a formal program or even if we're dealing with our own lives? (11:42)If somebody wants to get into the fitness realm at this point, and they're not used to it, and perhaps lived quite a few decades without it, where should they begin? (23:05)In This Episode, You Will Learn:What made Mariah decide to get into the fitness industry (6:16)Having little wins daily. Mariah's unique approach to fitness (9:21)The best way to find the perfect fitness instructor (11:44)The five pillars of the Pain-Free Fitness method (13:48)How powerful changing our habits can be (18:46)Resources:Mariah Heller websiteBook: Mariah Heller - Pain-Free FitnessBook: Mariah Heller - The Pain-Free Guide to Healthy TravelConnect with Mariah:LinkedInInstagramYouTubeUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place
8/3/2021

Embracing Elderhood with Kathleen O'Brien

Ep. 97
Curiosity has been a massive driver in Kathleen O'Brien's life; it took her into advertising copywriting because she loved to write. She wrote ads for national accounts, and then she took her writing skills into broadcasting. Her curiosity struck again, and she got into broadcasting, delivering news, and interviewing people. On her 60th birthday, Kathleen's curiosity took her in a whole new direction; she wasn't happy about how society looked at old people, so she decided to start researching ancient cultures and their relationship with the elderly. From that research, her attitude towards aging, her age, and her life changed completely.Kathleen O'Brien is an Author, Lecturer, and former Ad Writer, and TV Broadcaster. She is the Owner of Grow Old Be Happy and Lecturer at the University of Denver. Her journey in media includes a prolific career as a voiceover actress, model, and screenplay writer. She was the voice of the 411 directory assistance, so popular in the '80s and '90s.In this episode, Kathleen shares some nuggets of her prolific career in communications and the challenges she faced and conquered. We talked about her process of rediscovering aging, acceptance, and feeling at peace with who we are, and most importantly, with our age. We also talked about her book, the process called gentling, the way society looks and treats the elders, and what we can do to change it without upsetting those who patronize old folks by calling them young men or ladies.Tune in to Episode 97 of Rejuvenaging, and get inspired by Kathleen and her view of the perks of aging.Some Questions I Ask:Can you give us a short course on your journey to becoming an aging guru? (7:22)What is your concept of how to age appropriately? (15:46)I'm wondering, what about the people convinced that the brain is going bad and the body is breaking down. The notion of sharing wisdom may not seem as high a priority compared to survival (19:57)What kind of people came to your classes? And what did you teach? (26:22)In This Episode, You Will Learn:What Kathleen learned about how other societies treat old people (9:23)The western concept of productivity and the elders (11:50)The evolution of graveyards and its impact on our relationship with aging (13:48)What is gentling, and what is its purpose (18:25)How can we change the way we see old people (24:33)Resources:Kathleen O'Brien websiteBook: Kathleen O'Brien - Reclaim Your Right To Grow Old: How to immerse yourself in, be curious about, and celebrate life's most important stage.Connect with Kathleen:LinkedInTwitterInstagramFacebookUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: https://www.thementalhealthgym.com/Book: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place