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     WHY BEER?
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"Because it is often on one's mind near the end of a good work-out." 

And beer is good for the heart, according to research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, beer protects against diabetes and certain types of cancer. 

NO WONDER.....

 "200,000 Heineken's are opened every minute of everyday"
Source: Heineken Corporation
 

                                         
                        Cheers!


 

GREAT READS



THE PARTICLE AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE 

HOW THE HUNT FOR THE HIGGS BOSON LEADS US TO THE EDGE OF A NEW WORLD

Written By Sean Carroll
Published Recently By Dutton
Available in Bookstores 
 

Sean Carroll the author does a much better job of explaining things so please get his book for the full story which is a fascinating read.
 


Scientists have used tools microscopes and telescopes for example to find things too small for the human eye to detect naturally for quite some time. In turn we've made many important discoveries. None are more important than a recent discovery of the Higgs boson Particle.

Summary of The Historical Search For The Elements That Make Up The Universe

Antiquity to Middle Ages (13 elements): unrecorded discoveries up into the Middle Ages
Middle Ages – 1800 (21 elements): discoveries during the age of enlightenment
1800–1849 (24 elements): scientific and industrial revolutions
1850–1899 (26 elements): the age of classifying elements; application of spectrum analysis techniques: Boisbaudran, Bunsen, Crookes, Kirchhoff, and others "hunting emission line signatures"
1900–1949 (13 elements): development of old quantum theory and quantum mechanics
1950–1999 (16 elements): post Manhattan project; synthesis of atomic numbers 98 and above (colliders, bombardment techniques)
  Since 2000 (5 elements): recent synthesis


Now we all remember in High School sitting in Chemistry class staring at the chart on the wall, the Periodic Table. Scientists find things and we memorize them in school and they become our frame of reference to understanding our world and how the Universe works. 

When we discovered how to split the Atom we made significant strides in our understanding of matter. That's all changed. 

Now that we've discovered the "Higgs boson Particle" we must re-think this all over again with a completely different frame of reference. Consider that instead of all those elements it really boils down to only 3 (up quarks, down quarks, and electrons). Cool so now I just memorize three elements instead of a 100 or so.

Not exactly that is the easy part to grasp. Consider the atom as you know it and now prepare yourself for a mind - bending in my case mind - breaking discovery. 

I had the good fortune of living in Mexico for many years when I was young and I typically read a book a day which was expected of me by my father. Now imagine my surprise when I cracked this book open recently and 3 weeks later I was on page 46 (out of 320) re-reading over and over again to get through page 47 and 48. Apparently it takes time for things to sink in due to the fact of changing how we once understood things to be. It's also physics so it is complicated.

The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone thinking won't get the job done, that dog won't hunt. The type of thinking required to grasp the significance of the discovery of the Higgs boson Particle is more multi-dimensional, keeping several plates spinning in your mind all in the same moment. 

Now if I haven't scared you off into something more immediately gratifying like today's celebrity gossip, fasten your seat belt. 

It is all about mass, why the table is solid, why fabric feels as it does, metal, glass, air, water, plastic and our living bodies are all different. Or are they? Each seems really different but in fact they are not; they are simply different arrangements of the same small number of building blocks. We call these elementary particles.

So 6,000 scientists and researchers from around the world working for a decade with $9 billion yes billion with a B to burn built the biggest machine (the collider) on the planet to date and searched for the fundamental particle of nature. And they found out a few things that are mind bending to say the least.

But then they discovered the "Higgs bosn" named after Scottish physicist Peter Higgs. This particle is unique, in a category all it's own. It's what it does that has got scientists buzzing. After years and years of testing the scientific results are in and they are beyond a scientists wildest dreams. The data isn't just consistent or close; it is identical, yes a perfect match.

Continued on the next page.........
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76 Year Old Hooper Donald Wiberg Failed To Make The Santa Cruz Warriors, The Minor League Team For The NBA Golden State Warriors. Donald Showed No Signs Of Regret. Congrats Don!

" I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."

Michael Jordan
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Less Than 2 Out Of 10,000 People Will Reach The Age of 100 or Older!

There Are Just 330 Supercentarians, Ages 110 And Older!
Source U.S. Census

AMAZING FEATS!




The oldest female to compete
in the history of the Olympics was Lorna Johnstone (Great Britain), who at the age of 70 years competed in equestrianism at the 1972 Olympic Games.

The oldest male to compete in the history of the Olympics was Oscar Swahn (Sweden), who at the age of 72 years competed in shooting at the 1920 Olympic Games.

John Whittemore after throwing the shot put at age 104 in the Santa Barbara Easter Relays, at Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California

John Whittemore (November 20, 1899 – April 13, 2005) of Montecito,
California, has been credited as being the "world's oldest athlete".[1] A long time Masters Track athlete,[2] his last competition was on October 5, 2004, just six weeks before his 105th birthday.[3] He threw the javelin and discus on that occasion.

The oldest female to compete in the Winter Olympics was Anne Abernathy (United States Virgin Islands) who was 52 when she competed in the Luge at the 2006 Olympics.

The oldest male to compete in the Winter Olympics was Carl August Kronlund (Sweden) who was 58 when he competed in curling at the 1924 Games. His 2nd place finish also gives him the record of oldest male Winter Olympic medalist. Robin Welsh (Great Britain) was 54 when he broke the record for oldest male Winter Olympic gold medalist at the 1924 Olympics in curling.
 

* Results were obtained through
 
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Truly A Smart Phone!

GOT DEEP SLEEP? GOT AN APP FOR THAT?

Sleep Cycle Analyzes Your Sleep Patterns for a Better Wake-Up

Available On the iPhone

Sleep Cycle uses your iPhone's accelerometer to monitor your movements during the night and determine when you're most likely in and out of a dream state. Before you go to bed, set the app's alarm clock, then place your iPhone on the corner of your bed (putting it under the fitted sheet will keep it from sliding around). If you're worried about accidentally dialing someone in the middle of the night, you can put your phone in Airplane Mode—just don't lock it, or the app will turn off.

Try using this app like bio-feedback , adjust and monitor your actions until you reach your goal. Increase the amount of deep sleep you experience and you will notice subtle yet powerful changes in your ability to manage stress, moods, focus, and energy levels throughout the day. The numbers don’t lie and can help you determine how you can best access the magic of deep sleep.


 
                       









Freerider Skatecycle

Who Needs Handle Bars?

Pump and twist your way to the store and back home again. Glides like a skateboard, pumps like a snowboard. This very cool cycle is stripped down to it's bare essentials!

Available at www.sharperimage.com

Winter is Here!

Snowbikes
Purgatory has long been a leader in the country of the latest trend in winter sports – snowbiking! Great for all ages and abilities, snowbiking is a funBrenter Snowbikes at Durango Mountain Resort way to explore the slopes

for those who do not ski or snowboard or for skiers and snowboarders looking to try something new. Snowbiking is easy to learn in one short lesson and can be as relaxing or as exhilarating as you prefer. Brenter Snowbikes are available for rent at Purgatory Rentals. All riders must be certified or take a certification course from the Purgatory Ski and Ride School before snowbiking at Purgatory. Call 970-385-2149 for more information.

Courtesy of Durango Mountain Ski Resort

http://www.durangomountainresort.com/durango-mountain-resort/winter-activities/


STEALTH ELECTRIC BIKE

I started with and old cruiser bike and approximately $400.00 later ended up with an electric bike that gives me a helping hand or foot in this case over the tops of hills and mountains. Motor is inside the front wheel, battery on the back. Great for crusing and nobody knows you are electric until they attempt to pass you on a hill!

Available at:
http://www.electric-bike-kit.com/hill-topper.aspx


 
       CUPSTACKS!

         Can You Stack?

            THINK YOU ARE FAST!

Check this link out, can you match this kind of speed?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv0W5iV2tQ8

Oceanside Boys and Girls Club's staff member, Wayne Godinet, invented the sport in 1980. On a rainy afternoon Wayne devised the game as a little diversion to get the youngsters' up and moving indoors and inject some fun into the after school program. The tremendous growth of this sport is a tribute to the ingenuity of Wayne Godinet.

So what does the game hold for an Aging – Athlete? Hand eye coordination, focus, dexterity and to lesser extent improved balance. The secrete lies in using both hands simultaneously. The degree of versatility with each hand is generally the qualitative factor in determining a person's ambidexterity. Improved ambidexterity is a great way for Aging – Athletes to keep their edge. Plus it is fun, almost addicting. Leveling the playing field Cupstacking provides excellent competition, a necessary component of every Aging – Athletes diet.

Here is the link to order cups

http://www.fundandedutain.com/catalog.html?Iit=11&Ict=3






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INSPIRATION – 9 Aging Athletes On Top Of Their Game

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Balance
- Balance is key for 40+ athletes because it impacts so many athletic endeavors. It also enhances one’s rhythm which helps one to better get into the flow of life. Finally it helps prevent falling the number one enemy of the 40+ athlete.

Exercise - Exercise resulting in physical conditioning (staying in shape) is “core” for the 40+ athlete. Good decisions regarding types and durations of exercise are often times the difference between failure and success.

Energy - Energy is central to a 40+ athletes because one needs to stay active daily. As one gets older energy seems to be in shorter supply and one benefits from healthy ways of increasing it.

Rest - Rest and rehabilitation (making comebacks) are often times the least understood and underestimated factors in the longevity of the 40+ athlete.

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