Available Now! Take on Aging as a Sport; The Athletic Approach to Aging shares with readers a new paradigm on aging as being a challenge instead of an inevitable period of decline. The author spurs the reader’s inner athlete to get off the bench and into the game. Taking on symptoms and common conditions of aging as opposing competitors is an empowering approach that anyone who has played sports or overcome adversity can identify with and utilize as an effective game plan. Learning how to scout your opponents, utilize training principles, eat for performance, build your own team, the importance of time outs, and how to stay in the game until the end are just some of the areas covered in the book. It is an empowering, sometimes humorous read that anyone over fifty will be able to identify with, enjoy, and utilize as they play the most challenging sport of their lives—the Aging Game.
“If your take what life hands you, you will need to make disappointment your friend. If you want the best that life can give you…only you can make it so. Sharkie Zartman has lived a life where overcoming obstacles is the norm. She can help you to be the best you can be despite the challenges that aging will bring your way. Her book, Taking on Aging as a Sport…The Athletic Approach to Aging, is a great resource for all of us who want to live long and prosper.”—— Don Hurzeler; Former CEO/President of Zurich Middle Markets Insurance Company; professional photographer and author of “The Way Up” Designated for Success” and the upcoming book: “Smells Like Retirement”
“Sharkie Zartman has written an empowering book about aging based on an athlete’s experience, knowledge and insight. She combines sound information, humor, understanding and personal insights that makes the book a pleasure to read. I would recommend this as a “must read” for anyone who wants to age successfully.” —Helen Dennis, co-author of Los Angeles Times best seller “Project Renewment: The First Retirement Model for Career Women.”
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“Aging is a challenge! Treating it like a sport is both brilliant and inspiring. Sharkie hits a home run with Take on Aging as a sport. Exercise, smart eating and wellness, both physical and mental IS the Best Plan. Let’s get in the game!” Dr. Robert A. Weil——The Sportsdoctor
” Sharkie Zartman Takes on Aging as a Sport….as a former All-American volleyball player who competed for UCLA, and was also a member of the USA National Team in l974, Sharkie Zartman brings her experience as a former athlete and award winning coach to the pages of this thought provoking book. Sharkie Zartman learned from sorts and these valuable lessons and skills can easily be applied to the challenges of Aging. As a professor in the areas of health and fitness, she also brings her academic experience to this important subject. This is a book for Baby Boomers as they develop their life plan regarding Health and Wellness.” —-Rick Bava Author of In Search of the Baby Boomer Generation
“Take on Aging as a sport brings Real Advice, Real Understanding, real purpose to a very Real Challenge: Aging. Sharkie Zartman has a talent for teaching while keeping you interested. If you wish to grow old with pep in your step, I strongly suggest you read this book.”——The Brain Broad—-Lynette Louise, Internationally renowned neurotherapist, author , speaker , producer, host and proud mother to eight miraculous children.
“Highly readable, motivating, encouraging, and helping the reader to accept themselves and move forward to greater health and enjoyment.”—Brian Weatherdon—certified financial planner and retirement coach and author of “a Lifetime of Wealth.’
“Sharkie nails it in this amazing book on the aging process. Getting older doesn’t have to be a bad thing, and this book proves just that!”–Cornell Thomas Author: The Power of Positivity and The Power Of Me
“Sharkie Zartman’s new book appeals to me because I’m right in line with her thinking. At age 60, I reunited our rock ’n roll band “The Invictas.” During the 60’s we had thousands of fans due to our record and dance called “The Hump.” Since reuniting in 2005, we’ve been featured on NBC’s Today Show, in USA Today, played with The Beach Boys and we’re rocking thousands of boomers with our high energy classic rock show. None of us on stage are young guys, we’re all 60 plus. As Sharkie says in her book, Take on Aging as a Sport, we are all aging and every part of our body and mind is vulnerable to aging. I believe her book will help inspire millions of us who refuse to go down without a fight. At age 72, I run around on stage like a kid, my job is not only to entertain, I want to inspire others to follow their dreams and live life to the fullest. I am with you 100% and her book that will inspire me to continue doing what I’m doing because “I refuse to grow up.” We call our concept “Rock Till Ya Drop.” and I’m going to keep Sharkie’s book close to me at all times.”——–Herb Gross www.theinvictas.com