Category Archives: Optimal Health

Blue Secrets for Healthy Aging

With walking pole in hand and feeling strong, I’m ready to climb one of my favorite trails in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The spectacular ridgeline view of the southern California coastline is a welcome treat for my efforts. Laguna Beach, CA, June 2017. Photo: F. Rehnborg
With walking pole in hand and feeling strong, I’m ready to climb one of my favorite trails in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The spectacular ridgeline view of the southern California coastline is a welcome treat for my efforts. Laguna Beach, Calif., June 2017. Photo: F. Rehnborg

Have you heard of the Blue Zones? These seemingly disconnected regions around the world have one thing in common: people not only frequently live to over 100, but they do so while staying happy and healthy. The scientist in me is eager to learn more about this interesting phenomenon. The 81-year-old man in me wants to know exactly what is at the root of this amazing level of living. After all, I can certainly think of plenty of adventures to fill the next 20 years of life, and it’s a good bet you can too. The Blue Zones just may teach us something about living longer, better. Continue reading Blue Secrets for Healthy Aging

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The Double X sails under the Golden Gate Bridge on departure day with winds blowing at 20-25 knots, making for an exciting beginning to our journey to the South Seas. San Francisco, Calif., July 16, 2016. Photo: C. Woods
The Double X sails under the Golden Gate Bridge on departure day with winds blowing at 20-25 knots, making for an exciting beginning to our journey to the South Seas. San Francisco, Calif., July 16, 2016. Photo: C. Woods

Winds at 20-25 knots added to the excitement of the first day of our South Sea adventure. Cutting through the waves as we sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge into the howling wind made for some really wild sailing.

Els said it best: “Sam, you finally get a chance to see some real sailing by the Double X.” Continue reading We’re Off, Powered by Friendship