In this episode of the Live Fit Podcast, Glenn speaks with an unlikely person on the subject of fitness. However, after a successful 35-year Wall Street career, James P. Owen found new purpose in being an author, inspirational speaker, and social entrepreneur.
He began is post Wall Street career by writing a book called Cowboy Ethics, a best-seller with more than 150,000 copies in circulation, and two follow-up volumes, Cowboy Values and The Try, put a spotlight on the importance of shared values and personal character in our society. Jim’s books and speeches also launched a grassroots movement that has reached thousands of business people, educators, students, and parents around the country. Along the way, Jim established a nonprofit foundation, the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership, to help support and amplify those ongoing programs.
Now Jim has expanded his focus, becoming a passionate evangelist for fitness as a way of life. In his speaking engagements, he reminds audiences that being in shape helps older adults stay mobile, active, and independent, enabling a quality of life no amount of money can buy.
Fitness could also play an important role in combating serious chronic diseases and controlling health care costs as our nation’s over-50 population balloons.
Jim shares this message in his newest book, Just Move: A New Approach to Fitness After 50(National Geographic, September 2017), a realistic fitness guide that puts the reader in charge as it inspires, empowers and informs without overwhelming, providing a flexible, step-by-step program readers can tailor to their own specific needs.
In This Episode You’ll Learn
What age you should stop exercising
What type of exercise you should do
How to get started improving your fitness
How to increase your energy, vitality, and happiness
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