The best year of your life probably hasn’t happened yet.
I’m Dane Findley and my mission in life is to help others experience more daily joy though improved physical health.
In what area do you most need motivation today?
You can learn the evidence-based methods for becoming more fit over the age of 50.
My passion is assisting others in increasing their strength and mobility, through lifestyle upgrades that reduce inflammation.
These interventions involve anti-inflammatory diet strategies and body-conditioning movements inspired, in part, by the Pilates method (Pilates is known for being safe, restorative and rehabilitative), including:
- online wellness coaching
- private one-on-one fitness training
- group exercise classes
My message is simple: it’s only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone – therefore, the best investment you can ever make is in your own health.
When you get my free updates you also get instant access to my bonus guide on how to better manage your time, energy, and nutrition.
- the newsletter is for free-thinking, creative types who’ve decided they want to be even healthier than they are now
- the evidence-based, actionable strategies for a better life – that I share freely – are for those intrigued by personal development
- if you are kind and curious, you will likely find this information motivating and helpful
- there’s nothing wrong with someone being rigid in their beliefs, but if that’s you, you’ll likely not enjoy my newsletter (no hard feelings – I wish you well on your journey)
- if you go more than 4 months without opening one of my email messages, you will automatically be unsubscribed
- don’t sign up for my newsletter if you are someone who is not fascinated by human optimization and stellar health
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Silver and Strong: 3 Ways to Take Your Health to the Next Level
I’m 52 years old I enjoy helping others create unique solutions for improving daily quality of life.
It’s not unusual for those who meet me in person to comment on my fitness and ask me questions about how I stay strong and flexible.
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 U.S. to see a silver-haired man my age with a lean and muscled body composition, that’s probably why I sometimes get asked 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: No grains, sugar or dairy. Vegetables (sometimes up to 9 cups a day), and one small 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.)
This has been your missing ingredient: to take your life up to the next joy-level, you will need weekly inspiration. Without inspiration, your new lifestyle habits won’t stick.
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 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 hot 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.
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.
- 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 100 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 an old 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).
- For years, I lived on an off-the-grid, tropical island farm, where I showered outdoors in rainwater, and my electricity came 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 my free updates, I provide the 1-page cheat sheet “Shopping for Green Smoothie Ingredients” and along 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.
- 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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