Category Archives: Andy Baxter

TAKING THE CONFUSION OUT OF SS SPOUSAL RULES

RETIREMENT – ANDY LANDIS – Congress tweaked one rule for spousal benefits in in last year’s Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA 2015). Since then confusion reigns supreme. No, spousal payments didn’t end on April 30. Instead, an obscure claiming … Continue reading

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THE PAIN/FEAR AVOIDANCE MODEL

LIVING HEALTHY – ANDY BAXTER – So the patient says to the doctor, “Doc, it hurts when I do this.” Then the doctor replies “don’t do that.” You’ve heard that one before?  Well, funny or not, there is a flaw … Continue reading

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CAN I GET MY EX’S SOCIAL SECURITY?

THINKING RETIREMENT – ANDY LANDIS – Divorced?  You might qualify for Social Security payments from your ex—and take a “Dualie Detour” to maximize your own payments. If you’re confused about Social Security rules for divorced individuals, you’re not alone.  Let’s … Continue reading

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AGE VS. EXERCISE – THERE IS NO CONTEST

LIVING HEALTHY – ANDY BAXTER – As I write this there are eight people working out in the gym.  Three of those eight people are 93 years old or will be in the next month.  That’s 37.5 % of the … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO SUMMER – SHOWING UP IS NO SMALL THING

LIVING HEALTHY – ANDY BAXTER – I recently spoke at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.  Ostensibly the talk revolved around my book, Racing Yesterday, which chronicled my training for and competing in the 2008 Olympic Trials.  But … Continue reading

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THE POWER, OF POWER LIFTING FOR SENIORS

LIVING HEALTHY – ANDY BAXTER – I was going to start off this blog by telling you of my latest research projects currently going on at High Point University’s health, science and human performance laboratory in North Carolina.  Then I … Continue reading

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ON LEARNING TO FLY

LIVING HEALTHY – ANDY BAXTER-I feel immense pride and satisfaction in my clients’ successes and progressions; prevailing over their personal demons, blasting through their plateaus, physical and otherwise, breaking the chains of their seemingly unbreakable, often self-imposed restrictions. The real, … Continue reading

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WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH

LIVING HEALTHY – ANDY BAXTER–On December 6th a noteworthy sized snowstorm descended upon Ashland Oregon, leaving a half foot of white stuff on the ground.  Usually that is no big deal.  Maybe there is a snow day and the kids … Continue reading

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THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON EXCERCISE

LIVING HEALTHY – ANDY BAXTER– Food for thought – we know a lot more about the brain now than we did twenty years ago.  By the end of this blog you will know more about neuroplasticity – the ability of … Continue reading

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WE ARE ALL ATHLETES

LIVING HEALTHY – ANDY BAXTER–Essentially, I train a seventy year old hip replacement patient the same way I train an elite athlete.  Sure, the loads and speeds are different, but it’s a given that that is a relative matter.  We … Continue reading

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