It’s only 4 o’clock in the morning in his leafy neighborhood south of Atlanta, but here comes Phil again, striding along with that big smile of his, putting in his daily four-mile walk, and probably thinking about how he’s helping one of his clients get ready for retirement. Or maybe he’s just thinking about how his weight has dropped another pound or two, or maybe he’s remembering the time he bumped into his old college football coach, or who knows. He’s got that grin on his face because he is just a happy guy leading a healthy, balanced life, and there are plenty of miles yet to go in this remarkable life of his.
Philip’s day job is an independent investment management consultant, and for the better part of the last four decades he’s been helping his clients prepare for a comfortable retirement. Phil enjoys his work and he works hard. But he also finds time to help people and serve his community in other ways as well, including teaching Sunday school at his local church and doing missionary work for the church. He put in nearly twenty years as chairman of the Southern Regional Medical Center foundations, helping raise $75-million for the women’s health wing. His list of community commitments is as long as both your arms, so it begs the question, is that everything?
The answer is, actually no. Phil also finds time for himself and in his case, that’’s a lot. This now Sixty-Something guy you see taking his early morning walk once was an Olympic power lifter in his days in college in Pennsylvania where he was also a back-up fullback on the team of a legendary coach. As Phil admits, “I was always a pretty big guy back in college but over the years after graduation I just kept putting on the pounds a little at a time until I tipped the scales at well over 300 pounds.”
Until one day he ran into a guy at a coffee shop who turned out to be a top notch nutrition and fitness trainer with a long client list of Atlanta athletes. He got Phil into a whole new life of healthy eating and regular exercise, which for Phil turned out to be walking. These days, he not only clocks four miles every weekday morning, he adds at least another 30 or 40 miles on weekends. “I actually get in at least 50 miles total a week, sometimes more,” he says. “And my weight has dropped a good 130 pounds.”
As the pounds started coming off, Phil’s fitness guru suggested — and his local pharmacist agreed — that he try Prevagen to help him deal with some of the mild, age-related problems he was having with his memory and his thought processes. “When I hit my early 60s, I felt I was starting to lose my edge on remembering things, so I took their advice and tried Prevagen. It began to help me and I’ve been using it ever since.”
Asked what he’s learned over the course of his long, busy and fulfilling life, this letter perfect role model for the PrevaGeneration says simply, “It’s very important to find a balance in your life, no matter what you do or who you are. Without balance, life can get out of control and fly apart.”