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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

How Do You Balance The Desire To Live Longer With The Desire To Perform Well?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

While the open water swimming community is growing globally, the number of swimmers still pales in comparison to those who run, cycle, walk, lift weights and do a number of dryland activities and events from yoga to Pilates.

Although a swimmer or two will occasionally make the front pages of the world's media or a splash in the online social world, there are still few swimmers who truly make a global impact.

In business, there are people like British Petroleum CEO Bob Dudley and medical entrepreneur Dr. George Tidmarsh, but there are few who are literally changing societies by stint of their intellectual, writings, personality and discoveries.

Dr. Peter Attia is one of the few swimmers who are changing the world (see here).

On the highly influential Tim Ferriss Experiment, Dr. Peter Attia waxes eloquently on Life-Extension, Drinking Jet Fuel, Ultra-Endurance, Human Foie Gras, and More. Dr Attia asks the question “How do you balance the desire to live longer with the desire to perform well?” and then proceeds to explain the detailed reasons how.

Listen on Life-Extension, Drinking Jet Fuel, Ultra-Endurance, Human Foie Gras, and More.

Dr. Peter Attia, the co-founder and president of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), has succeeded in everything in his life through a combination of grit and deliberate practice. He has a growing influence over the nutrition assumptions, thinking and perspectives of many influence-makers and individuals from all walks of life through his Eating Academy blog and the NuSI.

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The Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.

WOWSA Member Benefits include 12 issues of the Open Water Swimming Magazine, the annual 276-page Open Water Swimming Almanac, a free listing in Sponsor My Swim, outstanding product discounts from FINIS, an entry in Openwaterpedia and more...

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2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac

An Almanac for Open Water Swimming

An almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.

This, for example, was the purpose of the traditional farmers almanacs. It enabled farmers to determine as accurately as possible which crops to plant for the greatest harvests in a given year.

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There are, of course, many different kinds of almanacs.

In fact, there is even one for open water swimming...

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The trends are very clear.
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