Bonus Episode – Practicing Kindness / Jet Lag / Forgiveness / Colorado

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastJanuary 25, 2014 – Bonus Episode! A few days ago we hit our 10,000th download so Dr. Dave decided to record a bonus episode of Slice Your Age in Half! This was not scripted – whatever popped into his head he simply talked about. Take a listen because there are some very powerful life changing strategies on this episode!

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These are mini-notes for this episode. There are so many great thoughts and stories from Dr. Dave, you really just got to take a listen. You can really listen to this one over and over there is so much to hear and learn!

THANK YOU
Dr. Dave is celebrating 10,000 episodes downloaded! “ I am so very grateful to all of you that listen and share!” says Dr. Dave. Take a listen and hear if Dr. Dave mentioned your name?

MORNING ROUTINE
It is so important to start each day out focused on you and start right. Listen to how Dr. Dave personally starts off each day off right!

KINDNESS
In this stressed hurried life, Dr. Dave believes not matter how your day is going or how busy you are you can take time to be kind to those you all encounter. Make eye contact, smile, say kind words. Listen to some of Dr. Dave’s recent encounters.

FORGIVENESS
Is there someone you need to forgive in your life? “Practicing the Art of Forgiveness will really change your life!” says Dr. Dave. “Keeping this negative energy, hate, and anger in your mind and body will manifest negatively in you and could even lead to serious illness and disease,” he says. Learn how the Act of Forgiveness and Dr. Dave’s daily positive attitude and outlook affect his own life.

ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOURSELF?
“When you are happy with yourself and love yourself; it is so much easier to share that happiness and love with other people,” Dr. Dave said. Learn about kindness and happiness how this can be life changing for you.

THIS YOUR LIFE
“You have the power to change it, make it better, or get out of what is not working!” says David Madow. Listen and be empowered to make these changes NOW!

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17 – How Travel Can Keep You Young

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastJanuary 23, 2014 – Episode 17 – On today’s show, Jason Siemer (remember the weird guy?) makes his second guest appearance. Together Dave and Jason talk about how traveling can be a true life changer. The conversation takes some strange twists and turns along the way! Enjoy this fantastic and entertaining episode!

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Today’s show is an amazing one! This is one you will need to listen to more than once! This show is one you will share with your family and friends. Dr. Dave and Jason Siemer are sharing their experiences and wisdom about travel, living a weird life, how weird is a good thing!

JASON SIEMER
That weird Jason Siemer is back on the show with Dr. Dave. Many of you enjoyed him so much on the previous “weird” show that I had to have him back! Also, you wanted to know more about this guy and where to find him. Here are a few ways to connect with him.
Website: http://www.jasonsiemerproductions.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonsiemer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasonsiemerproductions

YOU NEED TO TRAVEL; IT WILL MAKE YOU YOUNG
You need to get away from your life, your lifestyle, everything. Travelling can be one day, one weekend, one week. When you step away from your life and job, you can clear your mind, get refreshed, and come back with new ideas and perspective. Every trip you take influences and impacts your life. Dr. Jason loves the excitement from planning the trip, packing for the trip, to getting on the plane. It just so thrilling to get off the plane and start your new adventure in some new place you have never been. Jason and Dr. Dave have been all over the world! Listen to more about their adventures.

TRAVEL EXPANDS YOUR MIND AND TEACHES YOU RESPECT
When you immerse yourself in another culture, you are exposed to so many amazing things, people, and experiences. You need to be open to whatever environment you are in and observe and adapt. Don’t be that stereotypical obnoxious American. Be respectful of the people and their culture. Many people who travel want to see the world, learn about the world, and get exposed to the different ways of different cultures. Listen to Dr. Dave and Jason’s experiences in various countries and encountering other Americans, even ones from their hometown!

STRUGGLE AND VICTORY
“You have to keep pushing through your struggles, to achieve that victory,” says Jason and also that “If you give up, you are cheating yourself out of the life you should be living.” Dr. Dave wants you to, “Live your life the way YOU want to live and not the way other people want you to. Do what you want to do to give yourself 100% happiness!”

IS TRAVEL A WASTE OF MONEY?
Some people think travel is a waste of money, time, and resources. What you get from travelling is priceless to you, your health, and your life. You can’t take your money or your things with you when you go. Do things make you happy? Do you need another pair of shoes? Travel can make you happy and enrich your life! Hear Jason tell you about his Uncle Jimmy’s travels on the show today.

DO YOU HAVE MORE THAN YOU NEED?
Don’t be afraid to downsize. Do you have a house that it more than you need? Do you need a new car every year or every other year? Are you buying things and acquiring debt to uphold a certain image? Can you truly afford these things? Are these things being purchased at the sacrifice of your time, your energy, your life? Everyone can re-prioritize, make sacrifices, and chose to live differently. Dr. Dave and Jason are not saying it is easy, but is worth it! You have the power, you have the choice! Start living the life YOU want and you deserve!

MODERATION VS. AVOIDING
Dr. Dave does not believe in “everything” in moderation. There are flat out things you need to avoid. There are things that have no redeeming value nutritionally, even in moderation. If you need to have a dessert, there are many healthy options. When you are enticed to cheat by your own justifications or those of others, remember, the only person you are cheating is yourself!

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16 – Danger in Grand Canyon

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastJanuary 16, 2014 – Episode 16 – On today’s show, Dave and his guest Larry talk about their extreme rim to rim to rim backpack trip in Grand Canyon and what went terribly wrong. Even if you have no desire to ever backpack Grand Canyon, this show is a must listen!

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BACKPACKING IN THE GRAND CANYON
Dr. Dave goes hiking once or more a year in the Grand Canyon. There is no real easy backpacking in the Grand Canyon. Here is more info about the Grand Canyon and the National Parks Service’s Hike Smart Tips: http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/hike-tips.htm

RIM TO RIM GRAND CANYON
The edge of the rim is where you are standing looking at this big opening of the earth. You start at the south rim and hike down to the river 7-8 miles to get to the north rim to get to the top which is a couple thousand feet higher than the south rim. Learn more about the rim trails of the Grand Canyon: http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/day-hiking.htm

TRAINING
Dr. Dave’s friend Larry trained and prepared for this hike by hiking heavy miles with a heavy 30-40 pound backpack. He took this very seriously and was well prepared for the big Grand Canyon hike. The Grand Canyon can kick your butt and you should be in great shape and prepare too! Here is some more information on preparing for a major hike: http://www.mensfitness.com/leisure/travel/fit-travel-hiking-the-grand-canyon-rim-to-rim

HIKE FUELLING
Larry and Dr. Dave and others hiked and camped for 7 days in the Grand Canyon. You really need to eat and drink and replace your electrolytes and keep fuelled. These are long hikes carrying backpacks up and down elevations in the heat. You need to not only be prepared physically, but keep your body fuelled with food and beverages.

LIGHTENING THE LOAD
Larry needed to lighten his load, so he dropped off part of his load at a ranger station because it was just too much. This isn’t something you normally cannot do, but the rangers made an exception. If you don’t come back and get it, the items will be donated.

LIGHT-HEADED LARRY
After the first day Larry felt light headed and nauseous. He didn’t feel great after that point and kept trying to suck it up. After lightening his load on day 3, he felt and looked so horrible the team had him lay down on some rocks. Even some EMT trained people on the trail stopped and helped lighten Larry’s load even more and carry some of his items. Larry continued after a rest and then needed to lay down again. Dr. Dave and Larry separated groups and the next Dr. Dave saw Larry he was on a mule riding towards Dr. Dave! Listen to the show and hear how this harrowing saga continues. Definitely exciting times!

HIKERS ON THE TRAIL
The other hikers on the trail were amazing. They helped carry items. Many stopped and checked on him and asked if they could help. Hikers are amazing and nice people! Their grace and kindness really blew our minds! All these great people came together to help Larry from encouraging words, to physical help carrying some of his items, to giving him a mule!

TASTE OF INSPIRATIONS TEA
All the guests on Dr. Dave’s show are treated to his latest favorite tea. Today’s Show Tea was called Taste of Inspirations Tea. It is 100% Organic, Golden Chamomile, Smooth and Buttery Herbal Blend Tea. This is Dr. David’s newest most favourite chamomile tea!

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15 – Introduction to Yoga, Breathing and Stretching

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastJanuary 9, 2014 – Episode 15 – Guest visit by Sandy (Dave’s yoga instructor) to help you understand what yoga is and how it can help you in your life. Dave’s wife Yoko is also a guest on this week’s show! Very informative and a fun episode.

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YOGA
Dr. Dave has practiced yoga throughout the years on and off. About 2-3 years ago Dr. Dave and his wife decided to make yoga a very high priority in their lives and figure out how to make it a regular consistent behavior and habit to positively influence their daily lives. So Dr. David Madow practices yoga every Monday night with his wife Yoko. Sandy, the best yoga instructor on the planet, comes to Dr. Dave and Yoko’s house to give a private yoga class. Take a listen to Dr. Dave and Yoko chatting with Sandy about yoga and all of its amazing benefits.

YOGA GETS YOU CONNECTED AND AWARE
Yoga gets you in tune and connected yourself. It makes you aware of you, your breath, your body, your surroundings. You are more aware of your inside and outside and makes for a healthier you.

YOGA ON THE ROAD
You can do yoga anywhere anytime. You can even do yoga 15 minutes a day. You can do yoga on the road when you travel. Dr. Dave travels all over the world and can get his yoga on anywhere he goes.

YOGA FOR STRESS, DEPRESSION, AND BACK PROBLEMS
Many people who start yoga start practicing for a reason like back problems or even depression. Yoga absolutely helps with all of the these things and much more! More information on Yoga for Depression http://www.yogajournal.com/for_teachers/2440. More information on yoga for back pain: http://www.yogajournal.com/health/125

YOGA BREATHING
Yoga breathing reduces stress, quiets your mind, and helps you get connected to your inner self. It is wonderful when your yoga instructor guides you through various breathing techniques. It can lower your blood pressure and your stress level. You can even practice yoga breathing when you are in the car dealing with crazy drivers during crazy rush hour. There are many types of breathing. Some are relaxing like single nostril breathing http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/2483 or energizing like fire breathing http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/2452/ yoga.

YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE
There are many different kinds of yoga and many types of instructors. Don’t give up or be afraid to try again if you tried yoga once and didn’t have a good experience. There is relaxing rhythmic yoga and there is powerful stretching yoga. There is hot yoga sweating in a room yoga that seems to be popular right now; though this is usually recommended for highly fit individuals and certainly shouldn’t be a starting place for a beginner. Yoga is for all ages for 9-99 and all fitness levels. Also, each class you go to will have people of all fitness levels. Don’t worry about where are you on that spectrum. There will always be someone better than you and always someone you are better than. Just focus on taking care of your body and what your body can do.

YOGA CHANGES YOUR LIFE
Yoga makes you more aware internally and externally and makes you more present in your every day life and existence and see things in a new way. Be sure to listen to Dr. Dave and Yoko chatting with their Yogi Sandy. Be inspired to try yoga or get back to it if you have tried it before.

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14 – How Being Weird Can Keep You Young!

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastJanuary 2, 2014 – Episode 14 – Join Dr. David Madow and his guest, Jason Siemer of Jason Siemer Productions as they discuss how being “weird” can keep you not only young, but very HAPPY!

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SPECIAL GUEST JASON SEIMER
Jason’s definition of happiest: “To live the most amount of your time, the happiest!” Live how you want and do what makes you happy. There was a long time that Jason was not happy.  Find your happy and keep doing that.

WHAT WAS JASON’S LIFE LIKE NOT HAPPY?
He was depressed in high school and was very hard with on himself. He would beat himself up and be down. This had a downward spiral effect. The more bad things that would happen the more they turned into a mountain of gloom and doom. Later on in therapy after college, he found out he had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

“You can retrain your brain to be better and healthier. I worked with therapy to control these negative thoughts that led me to depression. When certain thoughts came into my head, I can now put up a mental stop sign and re-route my thought process,” says Jason.
 
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JASON’S DREAM CAREER
As a boy, Jason used to sleep with his baseball mitt dreaming of being in the big leagues. When he didn’t get drafted to play on his favorite team; he got the 2nd best offer of being hired at 21 to do video production for the Baltimore Orioles. He would do things like the player music video, blooper videos, marketing videos, the highlights reel, you name it. He worked at this job 10 years and got burned out at about year 7 because you were working at least 70 hours a week or more, especially during season.

JASON’S BIG CHANGE
Jason moved onto a new job with a production company in town, but that lasted for a very short 4 months. He just decided he didn’t want to work for anyone anymore. He wanted to make his own rules and control his own destiny and life. So he put the word out across the internet he had his own video production company. Hear about his crazy wonderful life and what he is doing now to make money that includes video production but also dusting off his guitar!

CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Take a risk. If you are in a job or relationship that is not making you happy and is stressful and it is time to leave. It is better to be alone than be with someone who does not make you happy and is negative in your life. It is also important that if you or your partner needs alone time; that is respected and honored.

HOW TO LIVE A BETTER LIFE
You don’t have to belong to an expensive gym to have your best health and fitness. Not being healthy and in shape affects all areas of your life from sleeping too much, not eating healthy, not working out, then clothes get tighter. You need to kick off with some momentum and get started, and go a few days, and keep going. The first changes Jason makes when he gets off track is to drink more water, eat healthier, eat lots of fruit and veggies, and get running. Jason makes these healthy changes and in two weeks, the pants are not as tight and everything changes. Listen to how his life changes as his fitness and health improves. Great stuff today! Dr. Dave will definitely have Jason back!

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13 – How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions All Come True

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastDecember 26, 2013 – Episode 13 – On today’s show Dr. Dave and his “special guest” teach you how to come up with goals for the New Year, as well as what you can do to make sure all or most of them actually come true. This is a very powerful show because it will help many of you begin to live the life of your dreams! Please join us and watch your life change!

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THIS YEAR MAKE YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS COME TRUE!

WHAT ARE TOP RESOLUTIONS PEOPLE MAKE YEAR AFTER YEAR Dr. Dave talks about some of the top New Year’s Resolutions people talk and think about year after year and are still stuck. He shares his personal experiences with how he turns this year’s resolutions into goals with resolve and makes them happen. This is your year to make your New Year’s Resolutions come true! – Lose Weight – Save Money – Get out of Debt – Lead a Less Stressful Life – Spend More Time with Family – Quit Smoking – Travel More – Get Organized – Read More

NEW YEARS GOALS Dr. Dave thinks of the New Year’s Resolutions as New Year’s Goals. When he was a practicing dentist in the 90s, Dr. Dave used to stop by a park on the way to work and read his goals and believe his goals. Listen to the show and learn how they have all come true! – Write them down – Read them every day – Believe them – They will happen

CREATE A VISION What kind of life do you want? What do you need to change? How do you get to have the life you want? What do you need to do and what steps do you need to take? Make a list of the things you want to change in your life like your eating habits, exercising more, getting more sleep, better overall health, save money, start a new career, learn something new, or maybe find a life partner and even your soul mate?

YEARLY RITUAL – CREATE A GOALS BOOK Every year Dr. Dave and his wife Yoko sit down each year between Christmas and New Year’s and review the last year’s goals and make plans for the next year’s goals.

PLAN YOUR FINANCES Do you want to make a certain amount? Do you want to save a certain amount? Do you want to pay off any or all debts? Could it be paying off your car? Could it be paying off your mortgage entirely? Do you want to contribute to your IRAs and Pension Plans? Is it your goal to start making contributions or to make the maximum amounts contributions? Do you have an investment portfolio? Should you set one up? If you have one, do you contribute every single month to it? Dr. Dave has zero debt and owes no one. It feels fantastic to have no car payments, no mortgage payments, no credit card payments. If you want to sleep soundly at night, pay off your debt! Recommended Reading: The Millionaire Next Door

FUN THINGS People have many dedicated and serious goals, but you need to remember to have some fun in life. What are some fun goals you could make this year? Could it be travelling somewhere you have always wanted to go? Could it be celebrating your birthday or anniversary in a special way this year? Could it be entertaining more? Could it be having a party? Could it be learning a new language or learning to play an instrument? What is stopping you? How can you make fun things happen in your life in 2014?

FITNESS GOALS Dr. Dave and his wife Yoko enjoy travelling and fitness activities. This past year they backpacked in the Grand Canyon, skied in Colorado, and ran races all over the country. They also make fitness part of their daily and weekly fitness routines, such as: yoga together on Monday nights, running indoors or outdoors multiple times a week. What if you started with 15 minutes a day if you are not currently active? That could be your starting point with a goal of the end of the year with being able to make you and your health a priority for one hour each day. You could also have a goal of a race like a 5k or 10k race.

MONEY What if you committed certain percentages each month of your pay check to: XX% to your savings account, XX% to your investments and retirement, XX% to charity, XX% to any debt. You need to plan for your future to have certain levels of security in your savings and retirement to handle any economic changes in the world or your life. Getting out of debt and having the security of money in savings, investments, and retirement will take years off your life and sure let you sleep well at night!

GIVING TO CHARITY Dr. David Madow donates a very nice percentage of his income to various charities and encourages you do to the same. Pick organizations that resonate with you and your life and have meaning to you. Give big or give small. Give what you can and are able to give within your means. Make it a goal in 2014 to give back to your community and the world to those that are less fortunate than you. There will always be someone who makes more money than you and those that make less. Help out in your time or money or both how you can this year.

SLEEP IS SO IMPORTANT Can you map out how much you sleep each night in an average week? Is that really enough? Are you getting at least 6-8 hours of sleep a night? If not, what could you start with tonight and this week? Could your goal by the end of the year to get 8 solid hours of sleep a night? Getting proper sleep will change your life from your health and fitness, weight loss, your career, and your overall happiness.

PEACE IN YOUR LIFE Do you need daily meditation? Have you wanted to try yoga? Do you need to change where you live? Do you need to change your career? How can you make small and big changes towards a more peace filled life?

GET STARTED WITH YOUR NEW YEAR’S PLANNING AND GOALS Write them down. Write it in a journal. Write down on your computer. Feel free to modify or update them as the year progresses. Do individual goals. Do goals as a couple. Share your goals with your partner. It costs nothing to get started and use your brain and thoughts to create these goals and visualize them happening. What you could gain is priceless! Get started today to work towards the life you want, you deserve, and should have.

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12 – 26.2 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastDecember 19, 2013 – Episode 12 – “Are you ready for the holidays?” Don’t you love that question? In this episode Dr. Dave gives you 26.2 ways that will help you deal with all of the holiday stress you will likely encounter. He covers working out, eating, removing yourself from stressful situations, financial, scheduling, end of day activities, and much more.

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WORKING OUT
#1  Focus on maintaining and losing ground
#2  Plan your workouts in your calendar every Sunday evening for the week ahead
#3  Consider doing a shorter workout or two shorter workouts. Something is better than nothing!
#4  Find a workout buddy for the month to keep each other on track
#5  Consider switching up your regular workout time this month due to the craziness of this month
#6  If the weather is not good outside or if it is too much effort to go outside, hit up the treadmill. This will allow you even a quick 15 or 30 minute workout while dinner is cooking or while watching your favorite television show.
#7  Sign up right now for a fitness event or race in 2014. Depending on where your fitness level is: this could be a 5k, 10k, marathon, tough mudder. Commit to signing up THIS week. It will be something for you to focus on and have a goal to work towards.
 
EATING
#8  Eat before going to a holiday event to keep you from being extremely hungry and overeating
#9  Use a small salad sized plates at the parties and events. Do not take big plate and fill it up!
#10  Do not take seconds. Do NOT take seconds! It all goes downhill after that!
#11  Limit your alcohol to just one drink per event.
#12  No desserts! Unless a healthy dessert like fresh fruit and cheeses.
 
STRESS
#13  Practice Yoga Daily. Here is a link to great images of Yoga Poses and Information http://www.yogajournal.com.
#14  Have a morning ritual. You may want to get up a bit early than you normally do just to get some time to yourself. This may even create a good habit in the new year.
#15  Get plenty of sleep. If your battery is not fully charged, it is going to make it very difficult to cope with the high stress of this month. Try for 6-8 hours each and every night.
#16  If you are uncomfortable during the holidays with a person, conversation, or situation – take a time out! Use the old “I gotta go to the bathroom” excuse and get away from that area.
#17  If it is a very stressful event or situation, LEAVE. You do not need to stay. You are your own boss of your own life. You don’t HAVE to do anything or stay anywhere. Leave if need be.
 
END OF THE DAY
#18  At the end of each day before you go to bed, write down what you want to accomplish the NEXT day. I find a notebook at the bedside night table good for this.
#19  Release the day and any of its frustrations. The day is done and it is over.
#20  If you are VERY stressed or worried and you can’t seem to sleep. Get out of bed! Do something to reset your mind – do some yoga, some breathing, drink warm drink of tea or milk, or some reading with a soft light. Try your best to release all the frustrations and anxiety before getting back in bed.
#21  Reflect on 3 things that you are grateful for that happened during the day. It could be that you got a good run in, or connected with a friend and had a good visit, or that you are in good health, or about your family and kids and grandkids. Again, the notebook next to the bed is good for you to even write these 3 things down.
#22  Go to sleep with really positive thoughts. You are strong, you are healthy, you are loved. The last 5 minutes of thoughts before you sleep live in your mind and subconscious for hours while sleeping. A great book by Dr. Wayne Dyer called “Wishes Fulfilled” talks about this in his chapter called “Now I lay me down to sleep.” http://www.drwaynedyer.com.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
#23  Remain calm and relaxed. There are a lot of crazy stress and situations during this month.
#24  Weigh yourself every single morning. Use this measuring device to hold yourself accountable just like your speedometer or gas gauge on your car. It will help you keep things in check.
#25   Do not overspend. Say right now “I will not overspend”. Do not overspend on gifts, food, travel. Live below your means. Every single person you know needs gifts. Do not overspend! You will regret it come January and that is no way to start 2014.
#26   ENJOY!  Spend quality time with the people you truly care about.
#26.2  Listen to next week’s program because I am going to give you some New Year’s Resolutions and goals to start out 2014 right!
 
HOLIDAY GIFT FOR YOU – MY BOOK: IMPRESS THE WORLD WITH YOUR BODY IN SEVEN DAYS
I have a special holiday gift for you. I want to give you an electronic kindle copy of my book: “Impress the World with Your Body in Seven Days”. Have you ever dreamed of being stronger, healthier, more confident, younger looking and more attractive? If so, you owe it to yourself to check out “IMPRESS THE WORLD WITH YOUR BODY IN SEVEN DAYS.” Organized in a very easy to digest format, “SEVEN DAYS” will help you become a more vibrant, healthier and physically fit human being. Do you ever stop to wonder why some people look so good and others simply look terrible? It took Dr. Madow more than thirty years to figure it out, but he can now teach you the answer in seven days! This is serious stuff that anyone can read and put into practice immediately. There is no question that the readers of this book will be thrilled with the changes that they will see with themselves in a very short time. And unlike other books that make promises (but either don’t work or don’t last); the “SEVEN DAYS” lifestyle will stick with you forever! Listen to today’s show to find out how to get your very own electronic kindle edition. Here is Impress the World with Your Body in Seven Days by Dr. David Madow on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Impress-World-Your-Body-SEVEN-ebook/. This is would be a great holiday gift you could send along with an e-card this holiday season or even in the New Year to get yourself, family, and friends with a new perspective and trying new things.
 
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11- How a Busy Accountant Managed to Bike 180 Miles!

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastDecember 12, 2013 – Episode 11 –  Dr. David Madow’s long time friend Larry is today’s guest! Dave asks Larry about how he got started living a healthy lifestyle. Larry is a 58 year old accountant  who recently bicycled 180 miles on the C&O Canal towpath, a beautiful trail that runs from Cumberland, MD to Georgetown, Washington, DC.  This story is sure to motivate you!

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IMPRESS THE WORLD WITH YOUR BODY IN SEVEN DAYS
I have a special holiday gift for you. I want to give you an electronic kindle copy of my book: “Impress the World with Your Body in Seven Days”. Have you ever dreamed of being stronger, healthier, more confident, younger looking and more attractive? If so, you owe it to yourself to check out “IMPRESS THE WORLD WITH YOUR BODY IN SEVEN DAYS.” Organized in a very easy to digest format, “SEVEN DAYS” will help you become a more vibrant, healthier and physically fit human being. Do you ever stop to wonder why some people look so good and others simply look terrible? It took Dr. Madow more than thirty years to figure it out, but he can now teach you the answer in seven days! This is serious stuff that anyone can read and put into practice immediately. There is no question that the readers of this book will be thrilled with the changes that they will see with themselves in a very short time. And unlike other books that make promises (but either don’t work or don’t last); the “SEVEN DAYS” lifestyle will stick with you forever! Listen to today’s show to find out how to get your very own electronic kindle edition. Here is Impress the World with Your Body in Seven Days by Dr. David Madow on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Impress-World-Your-Body-SEVEN-ebook/

LARRY THE CPA
Today I chat with Larry, the CPA, who is 58, 5’9”, 168 pounds, and is in fantastic shape! He has been running and biking for 30+ years. Even during the insanely busy tax season he keeps working out. It is not as intense of a schedule as the off season, but still works out 3-4x a week, sometimes getting in a spin class at the gym early in the morning, and does at least one long bike ride on the weekends. Making sure to take care of himself and getting these workouts in makes him feel energized and able to handle such a heavy work load during his busy season.

Listen to what his tipping point was so many years ago as a spectator of the NYC marathon in the 1980s. There was this really overweight guy running this marathon and he was watching it. This tipped him to think if THIS guy can do it, HE can do it too! So he started running, got in shape, and shed a lot of pounds. In fact, we ended up doing the Marine Corp marathon together in 1983!

Recently, Larry did an incredible three day bike trip 180 miles on the C & O Canal towpath that parallels the Potomac River and was very significant and historic in early days of the United States for trade. Learn more about this amazing trail: http://www.nps.gov/choh/index.htm. Listen to my chat with Larry, the CPA, and be inspired by his 30+ years of dedication to his health and fitness and his recent 180 mile bike ride.

NO TIME TO EXERCISE MOM?
It helps to get a bike or treadmill at home to fill the gap when you just cannot get out of the house. Put it on in the t.v. room with the kiddos and toys if need be. You don’t have to spend thousands on a fancy treadmill or bike. Think about getting it online on a Craig’s list or Kijiji in February when other people have given up on their New Year’s Resolutions. You are worth the investment for this equipment and the investment of time to take care of yourself. You will never be sorry for the workout you did do! More information and tips for treadmill workouts: http://www.runnersworld.com/treadmills/treadmill-workouts.

CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
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10 – Take Baby Steps / A Grandfather Speaks Out / Ritu Rao Screams / NCR Trail Marathon

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastDecember 5, 2013 – Episode 10 –  A new grandfather speaks out on health and lifestyle! Dr. Ritu Rao, a dentist and mother from Dallas, TX calls in to tell her story and to let out a LOUD SCREAM! Dr. David Madow tell his story about traveling to Jacksonville, Florida and what happened at the airport. He also shares his experience about finishing the NCR Trail Marathon in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Dr. Dave asks that you share the podcast with at least one friend or family member that you would like to see get a little healthier. We are going to be starting a “Baby Steps” program very soon and we want to help as many of you and your friends/family as possible!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #10:
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GRANDFATHER STORIES
I made a quick trip down to Florida with my wife to visit my daughter and her husband to meet my very first grandchild, baby Jeremy! It is quite an amazing feeling! I don’t feel like the old old school grandpa in the rocking chair reading a book. I am a grandpa that feels half my age who runs marathons and skis black diamond runs.

MARATHON
I ran a marathon over the Thanksgiving weekend. I try to run 2-3 marathons a year. This time it was the NCR marathon in Baltimore Maryland on one of those Rail to Trails corridors. It was a blustery cold morning and my wife and I got up at 4am to get ready for the marathon in 18-20 degrees cold. We were waiting before the race in a local elementary school and it was so fantastic to be surrounded by fit, positive, healthy people.

My wife and I run to be healthy and have fun. No matter how fast or how slow you run; you are a runner. No matter how fast or how slow you finish a marathon; you are a finisher and you are a marathoner. You all get the same medal at the end. I don’t get caught up in a time or place in the pack or runners. I feel fantastic I did this and glad I did.

Rails to Trails is an awesome non-profit organization that converts old rail lines to trails for a healthier life. The Baltimore area has a yearly marathon and my wife and I ran their 24th annual marathon this year. More information North Central Railroad Trail Marathon: http://ncrtrailmarathon.com/home.aspx.

DR. RITU RAO
Dr. Ritu is a 38 year old mom, dentist, and a runner. She was tired of being tired physically and mentally. She wasn’t loving life, feeling exhausted, and had 30 pounds of leftover weight from the last pregnancy. She started with a coach potato to 5k program she found online and then got bored with it so she joined a running class, then a running group. Listen to my chat with Dr. Ritu how she went from 5ks, to half marathons, and to date has run two full marathons. Running has changed her life from losing weight, to diet and nutrition, and making some great new friends from her running club.

BABYSTEPS
Are you one of the many people who have too many pounds on your body and you want to lose weight, but you don’t know where to start? You have to start today, not tomorrow, not after the holidays, not in the New Year. The first step is to stop eating the junk! You can stop that right now. Every bite you put in your mouth is a choice. Make good choices with all food that goes into your body. I am creating a program called Baby Steps to help you my friends get in the best shape of your life and slice your age in half! More details forthcoming about this program.

MOTIVATION
You never regret the workout, walk, run, or bike ride you did. I promise you that you will regret that workout you did miss. Sometimes the hardest step is convincing your mind to do this and get out of that warm bed especially in the cold weather and get those shoes on and get out the door. You want a better, strong, healthier life – and it starts with you and starts with those first steps!

CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
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09 – Ironman Howard Farran / Holiday Tips / Breathing Exercise / Garmin 220

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastNovember 28, 2013 – Episode 09 –  Howard Farran is a special guest on the show today. The Phoenix, Arizona resident talks about he went from an overweight out of shape dentist to an Ironman Triathlon finisher. His story is sure to amaze you as well as inspire you! Also on today’s show your host Dr. David Madow gives some more holiday eating tips, shares a really cool breathing exercise, talks about what you can do if you have a short work break, and much more. This is a special “not to be missed” holiday episode that you may listen to and share with your friends.

 

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #9:
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Daily Single Nostril Breathing – Quick 10 Minutes De-Stress
Do this daily first thing in the morning and during a break at work. This special breathing practice was taught to me by my yoga instructor to create peace and calm and de-stress.
– Block your right nostril with your right thumb or pinkie
– Breathe in and out of your left nostril 1-3 times
– Then, block your left nostril with your left thumb or pinkie
– Breathe in and out your right nostril 1-3 times
– Repeat this for 10-15 minutes a couple times a day
More Information on Single Nostril Breathing:  http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/2483

Thanksgiving and Holiday Eating
– There is a temptation to eat too much
– You can get distracted and not pay attention to what is going in your mouth while visiting and the next morning have the scale hangover and not be happy when you step on the scale and regret overeating.
– This is your life and your friends and family may not be on a plan or care about being healthier, but you do and that is why you are listening. This is a lifestyle I am teaching and not a crash diet or quick fix.
– TIP: When things are passed around, just take a little bit and pass it on.  Your body doesn’t know it is a holiday and is not ready for you to eat two or three times what you normally do.
– Be good I am watching you! Remember it is your body and you need to respect it, not abuse it, and take care of it!

Howard Farran
What an inspiration! He went from overweight workaholic to triathlete. He wanted the biggest baddest goal he could find; the goal that scared him the most = a Triathlon. He announced his goal and told all of his family and friends and they all laughed.  This motivated him even more and he remembered this when he heard that alarm go off at 4am every morning.

Every year from ages 40-50, his goal was to lose 10 pounds. Then at 50 years old I was 5’ 7”, 238 pounds a good 50 pounds overweight, and a workaholic. He woke up at 50 I wanted a big goal to live a better healthier life. He couldn’t swim one pool length for 2 minutes, he couldn’t run around the block, and could only do 6 miles on a bike. Then 11 months later just before his 51st birthday he completed his first Iron Man race. He decided every day to workout and bike, swim, or run.

The only place he could find consistently to workout with no problems, interference, or excuses was 4am.  This had an amazing effect of getting him to bed early and sleeping well and stopping late night eating.  He never planned a rest day, but life interferes with family, life, and travel provided an unplanned down or rest day.

Take a listen on to my chat with Dr. Howard Farran, full-time dentist who changed his life.

Weigh Yourself Daily
You don’t drive around not knowing how much gas is in the tank of your car. You need to step on the scale daily to know where you in your life and measure your success. I travel a lot and even do this on the road. I use the Newline travel scale and got it off Amazon for $20 bucks and bring it on the road so I can keep aware of where I am on a daily basis.

Rails to Trails Organization
This is an awesome non-profit organization that converts old rail lines to trails for a healthier life. “Creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.” More information at http://www.railstotrails.org

Connect With Me
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