Movement Mornings Interview

Movement Mornings Interview: ABOUT STEPHEN JEPSON Stephen Jepson is an award-winning potter and former professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando who believes the secret to life is to “just keep moving.” He’s committed to researching and documenting his theories for lifetime fitness and is available for speaking engagements. EPISODE SUMMARY In this first episode of Movement Mornings, we’re…

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Magnificent pattern brain neuroplasticity exercises

Some thoughts on a Friday March 4th, 2016. Magnificent pattern Imagine the exquisite landscape in your brain that is your memory of doing something physical that you love. How much of our brain is devoted to the physical moves we have learned from the day we were born until the day many of us left the…

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Books I Have Read Recently

‘I have two powerful and important books to recommend. First‘Sitting Kills, Moving Heals’ and now her latest ‘Designed to Move’are a fast, engrossing read. These books will save your life andcontribute to a longer, healthier life. Who could ask for anythingmore? Dr. Vernikos is the former director of NASA’s Life Sciencesand pioneering researcher in the…

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Do you want to live longer? Do you want to be healthy throughout your life?

My copy of AARP Bulletin for January and February 2017 arrived a few days ago and in it Elizabeth Blackburn who won the Nobel Prize for her work on aging discusses what can be done to live longer and fend off disease.    In the article she says: “do really interesting activities”‘… This is exactly…

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Balance, Stability, Coordination, Memory, Mood, Creativity and…

I have been studying elements of these various things for the past 40 years. I have made what are for me some novel connections. I have connected the dots in ways I am unable to find anywhere in literature. It is my intent to share these ideas with you over the next few weeks and…

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Flash–For Immediate Release–Flash

75-year-old Stephen Jepson is about to repeat a physical feat he did (accomplished) 59 years ago in 1957 when he was 16. In 57 young Jepson swam the largest natural lake in his home state of Iowa. In his mid-60s Stephen became completely paralyzed in the upper right quadrant of his torso. He could not…

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I recently wrote my first “press release”…

Stephen Jepson in the swim mask in 1950. Just beginning my swimming experiences that would continue for a lifetime. Little fellow on the left is Jack Holmes; a childhood friend and someone I am in contact these days. Friends for 65 years, that’s pretty amazing. I recently wrote my first “press release”. I am looking…

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Swim across Spirit Lake 59 years after his first swim in 1957

Swam a mile yesterday    Saturday May 28, 2016.  The last time I swam a mile was in 2011.  That was the year I swam across the largest natural lake in Iowa for the fifth time.  When I swim Spirit Lake on Friday, July 29, 2016 it will be the sixth time. I will be swimming across…

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Sedentary behavior is death

Sedentary behavior is death. When I was a kid in the 1950s in my hometown Sioux City, Iowa I would walk through downtown putting my hand on top of a parking meter and vault over the meter much as I’m doing here. Here  in my 70s still playing. A sedentary lifestyle is death. We are animals,…

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Stephen Jepson from Never Leave The Playground having a little fun at 75 years of age.

Sudoku,lumosity, and crossword puzzles good for your overall physical health?  I don’t think so. And modern research says these things do not contribute to your overall physical health.  The best brain training is physical. The most beneficial for your brain brain is motor skill training.  Sudoku trains you to be better at doing sudoku.Luminosity trains…

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