What’s your number-one secret to Healthy Aging?
Starting my day off with time set aside to meditate and pray. This gives me the clarity to focus on what’s most important to me and gives me the strength to do the right things.
How would you describe your job to a child?
I would tell them I help people feel better, move better and look better.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
That’s an easy one for me: raising three healthy children and celebrating 40 years of marriage this year.
What does a typical day look like for you?
My typical day starts off at 5:30 a.m. when I stumble out of bed, walk downstairs like a zombie to make myself a cup of coffee and let our dog Bella out to go potty. Next, I grab my reading materials I use for meditation and prayer, spend about a half hour doing that and then off to shower. Next I make a protein shake, where I add a few goodies like wild blueberries, walnuts, olive oil and a handful of greens. Then I make my wife Susan her cup of coffee, grab our vitamins and bring Susan her coffee, protein shake and vitamins, prop her up in bed, stick the cup of coffee in her hand and then off to work. I’m very blessed to live close enough to work to run home at lunch where I always take a 15 to 20 minute nap and have another cup of coffee before heading back to work. When I get home things are usually pretty chill now that we don’t have any young children running around, so I try to get a walk in with Bella before or after dinner and then settle in with Susan to recap our day.
What are you currently working on?
I am taking a course to become a Certified Posture Expert through the American Posture Institute. Chiropractors, through our training, are generally good at helping people improve their posture, but through this course I will be able to help a lot more people, especially children and young adults, overcome the problems that lead to poor posture and the unhealthy effects it causes. It’s like becoming an orthodontist versus a dentist, so I’m very excited!