Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

How to Train to Stay Healthy: Men Over 50

Screen shot 2013-04-27 at 3.36.41 PMPublished April 2013: eHow Mom

How to Train to Stay Healthy for Men Over 50

Article Excerpt:

For men over 50, the most common barriers to healthy living and exercise revolve around lack of time and enjoyment. The good news is that for time-pressed individuals, you can train smarter instead of longer while enjoying your favorite activities, says Jessica Matthews, exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise. With a few changes to your daily routine, you can train to stay healthy and revive your mind, body and soul. Continue reading


April 27, 2013 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , | Leave a comment

My Love/Hate Relationship with Running

100_0799I love running, yet I hate running. We have this love/hate relationship – the type of relationship with days when I want to embrace it at times and then other days, when I want to just call it quits and kick it to the curb.

 When I’m smitten and in love with running, it is less challenging. I look forward to the peacefulness of the neighborhood, the feel of the wind on my face, and the strength I feel building in my legs. I love the “alone” time it affords me. I love the freedom it brings – the choice to run hard or jog lightly. I love the rush I get and the self satisfaction I feel when I am finished with the workout. But most of all, I love the way it keeps me fit and tightens my toosh. Continue reading

August 7, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Reflecting | , , , , , | 1 Comment