Archive Monthly Archives: July 2016

Exercise and Growing Old

We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising.

Is aging a disease? My perspective is that aging is a disease that is eventually fatal! My goal is to try to prevent the fatal consequence as long I can and at the same time take care of my physical performance capacity.

The common perception of aging is that as you age, you simply cannot do the same things you did when you were younger; therefore, you are old. However, there are plenty of stories talking about how someone over the age of 80 just completed a marathon or some other astonishing sports feat. How is this even possible? They are old, they shouldn’t be able to do that sort of thing…….. or should they?

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Trainability and Aging



Hi, I’m 66 and I’ve  been told that as we age, we can expect a rapid decline in physical attributes, especially those that determine performance in endurance sports. There are many questions we athletes typically have about this topic:

  • Are the changes inevitable?
  • How rapidly can we expect the changes to occur?
  • What is the cause of the changes?
  • Can we do anything to slow or stop the decline?
  • Is it possible to reserve the changes?
  • Can older athletes adapt to the stresses of training as well as young athletes can?
  • Are they able to physically cope with high-intensity workouts?

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lavender_15ml_high_res_image_us_englishFor the last week a friend of my was dealing with a rash that started on the left underarm to the elbow…. then forearm and then wrist. Well, you get the picture… it was spreading. Of course she fell into automatic pilot and reached for Benadryl Gel…. and it continued to spread. When talking with a good friend she said, “Have you tried Lavender Oil or Frankincense Oil?


She used 2 cotton balls – On the first she put lavender oil w/ coconut oil and the second frankincense with coconut oil. (She didn’t know if one was better than the other so… she tried one on each arm.)

She rubbed that stuff from armpit to wrist. The very next day the rash was 100% better and by day 2 it was GONE! Much better than the Benadryl Gel.

She found on the Internet… .

“Anti-Itch –Whether you’re battling a rash or poison ivy, applying some peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil is certain to cool and soothe any itch.”

She was sooooo glad she had the Lavender Oil, Frankincense Oil and Coconut Oil ready to use. Next time she will use the Peppermint Oil and save her Frankincense!

My opinion is that you should call your doctor if you have any kind of rash, especially if you have a fever too.  If the rash isn’t a symptom of any serious disease you could try essential oils to reduce the discomfort. You may also discuss this option with your doctor.

If you want to try essential oils please go to:


Best regards

Kjell H Kjellevold

What is an Essential Oil?

An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils and ethereal oils or simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted. An oil is “essential” in the sense that it contains the “essence of” the plant’s fragrance—the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived. The term essential used here does not mean indispensable as with the terms essential amino acid or essentila fatty acid which are so called since they are nutritionally required by a given living organism.

Over 3,000 varieties of volatile aromatic compounds have been identified to date. The nature of an essential oil varies from plant to plant, within botanical families, and from species to species. The delicate ratio of aromatic constituents found in any given essential oil are what make it unique and give it specific benefits.

Even with pure essential oils the composition of the oil can vary depending on the time of day, season, geographic location, method and duration of distillation, year grown, and the weather, making every step of the production process a critical determinant of the overall quality of the essential oil product.

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Want to learn how to use essential oils?

If you want to try essential oils go to: doTerra

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