Hello all you pet lovers…..
I am Dr Julie Mayer. I am a Holistic Veterinarian. I am certified in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary chiropractic, and animal rehabilitation. You can find out more about me at www.integrativeveterinarian.com.
I am an adjunct professor at Midwestern University Veterinary Medicine College and I have assisted teaching pre-med students at Arizona State University. As a veterinarian I am a teacher as well as a doctor. My desire is to reach out to the public and talk about many aspects of our companion pets’ health and well being. I want to discuss how to raise and care for companion pets as naturally and holistically as you can.
You see, VoiceAmerica reached out to me to Host an Internet Radio Show because they found out what I do for the pet community and my more Holistic approach to veterinary medicine and general husbandry. I volunteered immediately. This is what I love to do….make sure that pet owners have the opportunity to explore all options of health care and to know what is the latest information on pet health and pet happenings. I am creating an internet radio show to be just like an encyclopedia of information for the pet owner. In addition, I want this show to be interactive and allow the audience to call in, write in (via Face Book and Twitter, etc) their questions and concerns. I will also have guests on the show to share their wealth of knowledge.
I am very dedicated to my profession and to the animal lovers. I am sincere and want to be able to help as many pet owners as I can.
I am inviting you to an opportunity to advertise on this show/station or to be a Sponsor. Commercials will be played during the episodes and each episode will go to an archive on iTunes, etc. Which means the advertisement lives on and every time a listener plays an archive the commercials/advertisements will be heard! I can forward the Media Pack and the information that you will need. Please consider this opportunity to show your support for natural pet care and to take this opportunity to showcase your product! Many thanks in advance.
Dr Julie Mayer
Creating value, now that is something we as Americans know a thing or two about!
Say what you want about financial markets and creative manipulation of dollars and equity, or the collective elitism of certain areas of our country in regard to technology (see Silicon Valley), we Americans are really good at creating value. Keep this in mind moving forward, especially anyone who is thinking about a career change (can you hear me boomers?) young and old alike we have tremendous upside. And I mean in a really huge, positive way!
Let me tell you how much I love Time magazine, from the science tips to the feature articles, the political takes, health and science to the satire, Time rocks! From Rana Foroohar, âFrenemies: A Trade Storyâ, Fareed Zakaria, âThe Saudis Are Upset? Tough!â to the hilarity of Joel Stein, they all just get it completely done. However my newest favorite, this week anyway, is hands down Times Asian correspondent Michael Schuman and his article, âChina Makes Everything. Why Canât it Create Anything?â
I would like to say âway to go Mike!â
I have been sharing my views on baby boomers and the need to âtransitionâ into their collective 2nd or 3rd or maybe 4th career for almost three years now on my radio talk show âBoomers Rockâ. Quality of life boomer style is all about staying integrated and engaged, employed and connected, mentoring and giving back, it is a mindset that lends itself to helping our collective society, young and old, build and rebuild. This is what we as Americans are really good at, teamwork!
As my new favorite Mike writes about the economy, âthe U.S. growing at a sluggish 2.5% and Europe doing even worse, all eyes are on China as the worlds growth engineâ, the coffee is brewing and I can hear that knocking of opportunity, boomers listen up. China has its issues, and the global economy is still pretty flat, but this newest of terms, âreshoringâ is growing, and it is this plus other positives that make me excited.
âReshoring is the practice of bringing outsourced personnel and services back to the location from which they were originally offshored.â
I like to think of this period in time as the âgame onâ phase of economic growth, the opportunity for mentoring and giving back, which leads to improving our knowledge base is a massive occasion in the 21st century. As Mike wrote in the above mentioned Time article, âa recent KPMG (one of the largest professional services companies in the world) report, 37% of the technology executives surveyed believed that the U.S. holds the most promise for producing disruptive technologies over the next four yearsâ.
Americans create and think critically, that is what it takes to drive innovation!
I like to say through adversity grows opportunity, in the flattened globe bringing home jobs is such an upbeat movement that wasting this chance to set up our society for say the next fifty years appears to be within our reach. The re-tipping point, the point where the pendulum has swung back and forth twice is now upon us, and it is time to get excited and get involved in the solution. Baby Boomers now is not the time to think the dreaded R word (retirement), it is as I say on the talk show âwalk into the ReFirement zoneâ. Time to pick up our game!
Skills that demand education, culture change that demands teamwork, disruptive technologies that demand critical thinking and the cojones to make it happen, now driving the engine of opportunity is clearly here. The Chinese are good at copying, their students are good at test taking, and their population numbers are massive, but the cheap labor days in China are over, and they are afraid of failure, it’s in their DNA not to rock the boat. Frankly if you cannot dream the big vision, see the next great innovation, or invent the next technology then you can never lead.
We are leaders, and we need to step up our game because the entire world needs us to continue to be disruptive and find alternative ways to accomplish the impossible.
Tom Matt is the host of the daily radio talk show âBoomers Rockâ, heard on WGHN 1370 AM Saturday mornings at 9:00 in Grand Haven, Michigan. And syndicated on the Internet here at VoiceAmerica, and heard on the Spartan Sports network SSN/247.
This is where he brings experts in to discuss all issues that enhance our quality of life. He welcomes comments and feedback, on his site Boomers Rock , please join our family and change the world!
So we have been making strides and efforts to get off the couch and put down the Lays potato chips, the tv remote and halleluiah our mindset toward fitness and exercise is improving. We all are very aware of the consequences of not moving more, (you see I have decided in an effort to drive home the mindset of QOL, quality of life, movement is our synonym for exercise) and with this new found energy we are making progress, fantastic.
However our new energy can lead to the dreaded INJURY, our new found exuberance has put us on the DL (disabled list) and dang it we lose our mojo. In other words workout burnout, please allow me to share a story, and perhaps we can together avoid this momentum killer.
In my own quest to lose the fifty I had acquired through my 40âs, the movement (workouts) I had been doing was adequate, and hey everyone starts somewhere. Every couch potato in the world starts at the bottom of the mountain, this one included. And let me preface this whole piece by stating that the limited and somewhat adequate workouts were enough to help me in 2008 when I had a serious illness to recover from.
After that epiphany, which is actually the first chapter in my book âThe 200% Solutionâ, the workout efforts seriously got kicked into high gear, and that is where things started to get hairy and overuse, and workout burnout raised its ugly head.
Movement (exercise) and the neuro- chemicals that are released in our brain during exercise are very powerful, so powerful if you are not careful the desire to fuel the release of these, (endorphins, dopamine, serotonin) can lead to issues. Issues for example described as âavoidableâ , can really take a toll on our body, knock us out of commission and put us right back on the couch, dang it!
So lets talk about over training and overuse which lead to workout burn out, or put another way, avoiding becoming a wounded warrior.
The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM, where I hold my certified personal training and fitness nutrition specialist certifications, weight loss specialist and senior fitness specialization) defines overtraining as:
âExcessive frequency, volume, or intensity of training, resulting in fatigue (which is also caused by lack of proper rest and recovery)â
Overuse injuries are similarly defined as:
â Injury that involve repetitive submaximal loading of a particular musculoskeletal unit, resulting in changes due to fatigue of tendons or inflammation of surrounding tissues.â
In real people speak knock you back to the couch time! And this can really kill our momentum to get back into shape. Itâs tough to imagine the goal, get rolling, start making progress and then crash into an injury, that my friends is not a trainers answer to getting into shape.
As I prepped for my first body building show in 2010, I was determined to make a good showing. I set the goal, had the coaching, (Chris Johnson of On Target Living) a great training partner Regie Reider, a 28 year old former college football player and I was not going to let either of them down. Chris and I both competed in the same division, the grand masters which is for men over 50, and so it went, for 16 weeks of double sessions, before and after work workouts, strict whole foods every 2 hours, we were ripped and cut cats by the time the show took place in April. And let me tell you it was great.
The problems started for me right after the completion. Soft tissue, tendons and cartilage need rest, they do not recover as quickly as muscles and when stressed out you have the perfect storm for tendinitis, and I developed the elbow version. It was a nagging issue that did not completely stop me from continuing to exercise, but let me tell you I was very close to having major issues, and that my friends is the classic definition of âworkout burnoutâ. I was very lucky; donât put yourself into that precarious situation if you can avoid it.
Do not become the classic gym rat, rolling into the gym and doing the same workout once a day, treadmill, elliptical, gotta stick to my routine because that is my comfort zone. That leads to thoughtless training, overuse, and staleness. It takes the fun right out of your day and puts you right back into the funk (which coincidentally the subject of another chapter in âThe 200% Solutionâ).
Training smarter and having more fun will increase your pace, which can lead to a more efficient compact training session.
Recovery can be our friend, and sleep is our great equalizer. Your efficient workouts can help you become more adaptable in the sleep department. Good sleep takes effort and planning, however the payoff is huge. Your muscle recovery is enhanced, your work efforts are improved and your overall QOL benefits, and that is my friends is the name of our tune.
Ok so now we have an explanation, how about a routine, how do we train smart and avoid workout burnout? I am so glad you asked.
The following is a short list of to-doâs, of using your brain to not over train, check this out-
Why I should train smarter-
â¢ Because you will recover more quickly.
â¢ You may avoid an injury
â¢ You will become more efficient/gaining speed/ increasing endurance
â¢ And you will keep yourself feeling young and energized
â¢ Your confidence will soar
Work out burn out can be avoided by trying these tips, and I have personally used them all at one time or another, they work, are not difficult and can help you meet your goals of enhanced QOL.
â¢ Understand the âKinetic Chainâ, the concept is that every part of your body, including muscles, joints and nerves, must work together to produce movements. Posture, form and pace. It is quality above quantity
â¢ Vary your workouts- Look at your training this way, one hard day followed by two easy days keeps you not only fresh, the routine flexible but gives you recovery time needed to heal.
â¢ Heart rate monitors- I use a Polar, and have for several years now. I believe it keeps me on track and is a good monitoring device
â¢ HIIT training- High intensity interval training, quick hitters between sets, I am a jump rope guy and believe everyone should try it, 30 seconds of lunges, squats or jumping jacks will work just as well
â¢ Cross training-Runners try cycling, lifters try yoga, cardio people try resistance training, varied training can not only prevent the dreaded burnout, but you may become aware of something you like. Like the old saying, âvariety is the spice of lifeâ.
So as we move forward into our forward chapters, the âtransition yearsâ think about the positives and the possibilities for affirmative growth. We are at a special place in the history of our country, and through personal accountability in regard to our health and wellness we can all make a difference. Keep that in mind as we make strides to slowly improve, small steps, life is a very long and fruitful journey as long as we donât overdue and move to quickly and expect too much too fast.
A video for inspiration.