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Archive for June, 2011

Joan featured on

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

I am proud to announce that I am the featured athlete on, a website developed by George Kattouf to celebrate athletes over 50 who have maintained their health and fitness by continuing to improve physically.

In George's own words, "One would logically assume that Ageless/Timeless Athletes have trained their entire lives to be able to defy Father Time and the aging process. But that is not always true, and Joan Pagano is proof that it is never too late to get in shape and excel." Get the whole story by clicking here.

Joan interviewed on Jim Brown – Weekend Radio

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Jim Brown Weekend Radio re: 15-Minute Abs Workout book + DVD, which is featured on his website:

We discussed why the midsection of the body goes out of shape so quickly and what we can do about it.  Also, how you can maintain your exercise program during the summer with bodyweight exercises you can do at home.

Quantum Leap 6/18/11

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Last week I was in Philadelphia for my publicity and marketing program, Quantum Leap It's the mid-way point in the year-long course, which incorporates learning new mental skills as well as the nuts and bolts of publicity and marketing.

It was the perfect time for a heavy dose of inspiration, which Jack Canfield provided in a full day's presentation.  He's the author of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series, and is a self-made millionaire based on the success of this series.  The most amazing thing to me is that 144 publishers turned him down before he found one who would publish his first book.

Jack Canfield is living proof that determination and dedication pay off in terms of achieving your goals.   To be successful in any arena, you must take time to practice every day, whether it's marketing or exercising.  Think of devoting some time to exercise each day just as you would to learn any new skill. If you do, your dedication to a regular program of physical activity will result in lifelong benefits of health and fitness.

With Steve Harrison of Quantum Leap


With Jack Canfield, best-selling author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Younger Next Year: The New Science of Aging

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

I wrote this post for Judson Smart Living blog and they were kind enough to let me post it, too.

Last February I was privileged to be in the studio audience of the taping of a PBS special, "Younger Next Year:  The New Science of Aging" featuring Dr. Henry Lodge.  The program is currently airing on TV. (For a preview and to check your local listings go to

According to Dr. Lodge, there's an exciting revolution taking place in our understanding of the science of aging.  Through extensive research, he makes a convincing case that:
Fully 70% of modern aging is optional.
2/3 of the illnesses we associate with aging are lifestyle related, i.e. diseases of decay.
We can choose growth over decay by how we live our lives.
New science proves that our bodies are constantly growing and renewing as we age.
When you exercise, move and use your muscles, the chemistry inside them changes profoundly, creating great waves of growth throughout the body.
Emotion - positive attitude, strong connections to family, friends and causes - produces the same effect of growth.

If you have the opportunity to see it, you'll be totally engaged as Dr. Lodge presents his scientific theory of aging.  And if you miss it, I highly recommend his book by the same name. There's also a version for women.