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I’m Dane Findley and I enjoy helping others create unique solutions for improving daily quality of life.
Silver and Strong: 3 Ways to Take Your Health to the Next Level
I’m 52 years old, and many people who meet me in person comment on my fitness and ask me questions about how I stay strong and flexible, and ask where I find my motivation.
My percentage of body fat fluctuates a bit depending on my work schedule and projects, but much of the time I have washboard abs.
Since I guess it’s unusual in the US to see a silver-haired man my age with a lean and muscled body composition, that’s probably why I get asked so many questions.
I created this site so I could share with others the three ways I get healthier, even in post-middle age:
- Anti-Inflammatory Diet: 9 cups of veg a day. No grains, sugar or dairy. One serving of animal protein each night. My diet motivation comes from the Wahls Protocol, a nutritional regimen that offers three levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced, respectively). Also, you might find my report “5 Best Green Smoothies” helpful. It’s free.
- Cross-Training: instead of focusing on one type of exercise only, I do a different type of exercise each day – that way my body never fully adapts and I stay in the results-zone. Pilates, weight-training, sprints, yoga, cardio, mobility drills and olympic kettlebell lifts. I like to exercise outdoors when I can. Daily exercise doesn’t require as much time as people think, but it still requires time. You might find value in my free report “How to Get Outrageously Organized Using Checklists.”
- Self-Care and Personal Development: the more I develop my inner-self, the less need I have to self-medicate with things outside of myself. By learning to naturally metabolize life’s daily little anxieties I become better at staying positive and letting good things flow to me. You might enjoy my free report, “How to Have the Best Year of Your Life Yet,” that shares one self-improvement strategy you can implement each week.
When you get my free updates you help maintain your motivation, plus you also get instant access to my three bonus reports on how to better manage your time, energy, and nutrition. The best year of your life has yet to happen!
Who is Dane Findley?
Professionally, I have a few key interests and talents:
- wellness coaching
- fitness training
- community marketing for luxury brands
- helping others invest in estate properties in year-round fair weather communities.
In my spare time, I cook simple paleo meals and read sword-and-sorcery novels.
How Dane Findley Became Fascinated by Motivation
Though in my professional life I am strong, fit and initiating, I was born essentially with the brain circuitry of a yin-energy male.
How that manifests is, that when I encounter someone likable and loaded with potential (which happens often), I feel a peculiar urge to cook that person a healthy meal and draw them a bath.
I mean that literally and metaphorically.
My instinct is to organize a person’s home and daily lifestyle so that they experience a return of abundant physical energy and increased joy and motivation. It’s simply in my nature to be a caretaker.
Even though I like people and feel a desire to be helpful, I recognize that many first-world people are overextended and therefore I choose to set healthy boundaries.
Moving into the orbit of an overextended person is like being sucked into a black hole. Even though I’m deeply curious about people and could happily listen to them talk about themselves, the reality is that most people are not able to reciprocate that level of listening.
People don’t mean to be draining, it’s just that they’re distracted and tired – and often they don’t even realize it.
My solution to this conundrum is to curate this website and load it with actionable resources that help others to experience more authenticity and fulfillment in their daily lives.
A delightful bonus for me is that, as I continue to do research for this site, I am learning new things each week.
And as I experiment with new ways to be a better, more-present human being, I, too, get to experience some of the personal growth spurts that my readers experience. These shared adventures build a strong sense of community and motivation around this site that I enjoy deeply.
13 Facts about Dane Findley
- I am Editor of the popular (and free) Quality of Life Newsletter. Each issue features a specific happiness strategy to help bring one’s joy up to the next level.
- For decades I have been passionate about Pilates. I have a fully equipped pilates studio in my training facility.
- My partner David and I help those seeking to buy and sell lifestyle properties – high concept estate homes for those who live boldly and follow their dreams.
- I have a masters degree in counseling psychology and have published over 300 digital articles, videos and podcasts on health and motivation.
- I was born and raised in California.
- One rainy Saturday afternoon as a young boy, I happened to see a Tony Curtis movie on tv called The Rat Race – and it occurred to me for the first time that I was a “creative type.”
- I love people, yet I require enormous amounts of solitude in order to maintain my happy disposition (introverts recharge their batteries in isolation).
- Part of the time I live on an off-the-grid, tropical island farm, where I shower outdoors in rain water, and my electricity comes from the sun.
- I get asked a lot of questions about freshly made green smoothies; blenders can help people at last reach that once-elusive goal of sneaking more vegetables into their daily diet (inflammation can be radically diminished by making key nutritional improvements – to those who are signed-up for our free updates, we provide the 1-page cheat sheet “Shopping for Green Smoothie Ingredients” and a bonus report with my favorite recipes).
- I wiggle my toes a lot – I’m a big believer in joy.
- Among my favorite novels of all time is Another Roadside Attraction – a quirky story that reveals how to allow happiness into your life even when you’re convinced you’ll never fully fit in.
- The most inspiring movie I’ve ever seen is a 1940s melodrama called Now, Voyager. It reveals a wounded person’s journey into empowerment.
- If you’re ready to buy or sell a home within one of the neighborhoods that rank highest in life-quality, David and I are house-matchmakers and you can reach us at 310-345-6911. (I enjoy matching a home to a person’s unique interests and lifestyle. It’s fun to assist international clients who are relocating or adding to their real estate portfolio from overseas – even as a kid I was enthralled with the idea of open-air living and dreamt about living year-round in a fair weather climate).
Would learning more about one of these topics below be beneficial to you?
- I WANT TO GET MOVING ↜ “10 Counterintuitive Ways to Become More Physically Fit”
- I WANT TO THINK BETTER ↜ “How to Get Healthy Again”
- I WANT TO EAT BETTER ↜ “How to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat After Age 50”
I created Over Fifty and Fit to help others infuse robust health into the second-half of their lifespans.
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