I'm well into late middle-age (a typical Baby Boomer!) and reveling in good health and fitness. As an ex-soldier (British Army) I've always been interested in staying fit so I can get the most enjoyment out of life as well as do a professional job - whatever and wherever that is.
Being on top of life's challenges means laying a basis of mental and bodily wellness. This includes physical exercise but places at least an equal emphasis on the ind and the spirit.
I applied this philosophy in practice throughout my life, studying Zen Buddhism in Japan along with traditional (non-sport) karate and iai-do (samurai sword techniques) under one of the leading masters, Yasuhiro Konishi Sensei; under Kiyoshi Yamazaki Sensei I became a certified instructor (2nd Dan) of the RyoBuKai School. I studied Taoism and T'ai Chi at Hainan University in China.
I've transitioned active martial arts into strength training and bodybuilding. Now living in Thailand, Buddhism has become a central approach in my spiritual life but I've no particular religious affiliation, respecting all faiths as offering an important way to the Spirit that infuses us all.