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Jon Sabes Rock Climbing in Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon

As a business professional, Jon Sabes co-founded GWG Holdings, Inc., a specialty finance company headquartered in Minneapolis. He continues to serve as the company’s chief executive officer. In his leisure time, Jon Sabes enjoys rock climbing, and he visited the Red Rock National Conservation Area near Las Vegas, NV. Red Rock Canyon, the first National Conservation Area in Nevada, offers some of the best rock climbing in the world. The park also affords visitors an incredibly peaceful experience, with its vast rocky crags far from any sign of civilization, and populated with more desert bighorn sheep than people. Despite its isolation,however, Red Rock Canyon is easily accessible from Las Vegas. Rock climbers at Red Rock Canyon can follow numerous traditional and sport routes throughout the park with assistance from the climbing staff. Several guidebooks also lay out details on routes and provide photos and directions to serve newcomers to the park, including details on the various challenges of different routes. Tweet Share this:LinkedInFacebookTwitterMoreEmailPinterestPrintGoogleLike this:Like...

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Madison Wisconsin Triathlon 2012

The second time is a charm! Well not necessarily in Ironman events.  Every event is a mental and physical challenge that requires immense focus and determination in order to complete the race.  This was my second Ironman Wisconsin event.  It had been two years since my first race, after I had decided to take a year off between gearing up for a long race.  This summer I had decided to complete only one race, and this was it.  The summer afforded me more opportunity to complete some longer rides and focus on outdoor swimming.  My three favorite rides of...

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The Ironman Competition: Training to Increase Speed

Ironman Wisconsin takes place in Madison, Wisconsin, and consists of a one-loop 2.4 mile swim around Lake Monona, a 120 mile bike course that takes riders outside of the city and into the infamously hilly Dane County, and a 26.2 mile run that includes downtown Madison and the University of Wisconsin. The race offers top finishers 50 qualifying spots for the Ironman World Championship, which is held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Completing an Ironman competition is a great achievement. The following training tips will help contestants complete a competition in the fastest time possible: 1. Try to master technique in all three disciplines, especially swimming. 2. Train in intervals, using shorter but faster efforts. 3. Training with a group helps with motivation. 4. Work with a coach to get the most out of your training time. 5. Strength training can improve performance. 6. Use a heart-rate monitor to work at an appropriately difficult level. Tweet Share this:LinkedInFacebookTwitterMoreEmailPinterestPrintGoogleLike this:Like...

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Triathlon Hydration Tips

For triathletes, creating a logical hydration and nutrition strategy for race day can mean the difference between success and failure. The level of exertion endurance triathletes experience requires them to replenish their body with vital fluids and nutrients. Experts suggest accomplishing this in a number of ways. Try fluid replacement drinks. Athletes should test different flavors and brands weeks before the race to ensure they will not upset their stomach. Try to stay away from products whose ingredients you cannot understand. Choose a drink with the right balance of sodium, potassium, and carbohydrates. Tough exercise requires the replenishment of electrolytes for adequate recovery. Not getting enough can spell disaster for the triathlete. Try real food. Eating real food, as opposed to multicolored gels and chewables is smart. Your body is used to eating real food and can get nutrients from foods that include avocados, apples, oranges, and bananas as part of their construction. I have employed a new technique that I learned from an experience in the past when I went to grab my whole grain, almond butter, avocado sandwich on my bike – it had turned to mush – as well as the bag of whole foods sweet potatoes – but I just squeezed the bag and I ate it like space man food. It was tasty, my body appreciated it, and it was easier to consume in mush form. So that is what...

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Americans Are Dying Faster. Millennials, Too

Death awaits all of us, but how patiently? To unlock the mystery of when we’re going to die, start with an actuary. Specializing in the study of risk and uncertainty, members of this 200-year-old profession pore over the data of death to estimate the length of life. Putting aside the spiritual, that’s crucial information for insurance companies and pension plans, and it’s also helpful for planning retirement, since we need our money to last as long we do. The latest, best guesses for U.S. lifespans come from a study (PDF) released this month by the Society of Actuaries: The average 65-year-old American man should die a few months short of his 86th birthday, while the average 65-year-old woman gets an additional two years, barely missing age 88. This new data turns out to be a disappointment. Over the past several years, the health of Americans has deteriorated—particularly that of middle-aged non-Hispanic whites. Among the culprits are drug overdoses, suicide, alcohol poisoning, and liver disease, according to a Princeton University study issued in December. Partly as a result, the life expectancy for 65-year-olds is now six months shorter than in last year’s actuarial study. Longevity for younger Americans was also affected: A 25-year-old woman last year had a 50/50 chance of reaching age 90. This year, she is projected to fall about six months short. (The average 25-year-old man is expected to live to 86 years and 11 months, down from 87 years and 8 months...

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Jon Sabes

Creativity is only limited by our imagination and willingness to work towards its realization - resident artist in business. I serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq: GWGH

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