of how to enjoy your journey
into a fascinating life after age 40!
What is your strategy for having super high energy for the rest of your life?
After age 40, it’s important to rediscover and reconnect with what you feel most passionately about. Passions are what turn life from black-and-white into color. In order to be strong and live boldly, you need to figure out what you most enjoy.
“…life after 40 is not a journey for the weak and absent-minded;
it’s a hero’s journey, and requires a zest for adventure,
a sharp mind and a fit body!”
Life is Fascinating After Age 40
I’m Dane Findley, a fit-after-40 specialist and founder and curator of instantDane.tv.
My passion in life is providing you with shortcuts to extreme health — including the latest in evidenced-based research on healthy living, as well as helpful, life-improving tips on fitness, nutrition, social connecting, and improving personal productivity.
Strength for the Journey
I choose to see life after age 40 as the start of a new journey — a journey best traveled with robust health, high energy, and a strong, flexible body.
How I Learned to Stack Good Habits and Get into Great Shape
I’m 47 now, but I still vividly remember when I turned 40.
I began to notice changes in my body and energy level.
One day, I’d wake up and feel 20 years old, the next day I’d wake up and feel 60.
I couldn’t figure it out. Initially, I thought it was stress.
Eventually, I figured out I was having andropause-like symptoms. Not the end of the world, by any means — as I was able to move into solution-mode and get my zest back! In fact, I came to see it as a sacred, honorable life event and a positive thing. But the point is, why did it take me so long to figure it out?
Why wasn’t there more information available to me and why didn’t men talk about this stuff more with each other? I was suddenly amid this shift that I hadn’t really heard anyone speak of.
I tried to find a good source of information online. I looked around for support and information — to see if other men were experiencing insights and questions on their journey into mid-life — and in the process I happened to notice that many other guys were just not dealing with the maturing process. Of course, it’s impossible to prepare for a smooth transition when you have your head buried in the sand. Nobody’s really talking about this stuff, and we all know avoidance doesn’t resolve anything.
Awareness is the First Step to a Robust Life After 40
Understandably, many men postpone processing the impact of what really is a sacred life event — andropause — and avoid making any conscious decisions or plans for what they want the next 50 years of their lives to look like (and specifically how they are going to make that happen).
It’s as if we enter our 40s on autopilot.
The problem is that if ignored, the symptoms you begin to notice as you approach your 40s will simply compound. Personally, I didn’t like the idea of where I was headed… I was concerned that my robust nature would diminish with time, and frustrated that my strength and energy level seemed to be dropping bit by bit.
So I did some digging. Like I said, information on Andropause was scarce. Information on successful aging was scarce. But I found what evidence-based information I could and started experimenting — using myself as my own case study. By stacking good habits (and preparing emotionally first for permanent change), I was able to switch tracks before derailing into the cliche pitfalls associated with “middle age.” Now, I’m stronger, leaner and healthier than I’ve ever been before.
C’mon people! Let’s challenge the stereotype together. Your 40s and 50s and 60s and beyond do not have to be synonymous with sitting on the couch, pot-bellied, reminiscing about the glory days. They can be your glory days! You can be fit and feel fantastic.
“…among life’s finer sights is a person enjoying what he’s doing with his life. It delivers a bearing and an attitude that is hard to fake and it allows the person a kind of grace and resilience even in tough times.
If you have not already done so, meet Dane Findley. He does good work and sets us a good example.
You could do much worse than fill in your life’s white spaces with such people. (Place them in those spots freed-up because you finally cut loose some of the people who were just drains upon you. Yeah?)”
~ Alvin Stearns
It’s Never Too Early to Start Developing a Strategy
I started instantDane with the intention of it being primarily a post-40 resource for men, largely because:
- ▸ menopause isn’t swept under the rug in quite the same way andropause is…
- ▸ why would people under 40 have to think about middle-age?
But a funny thing happened: I started hearing from both genders, and often in their early 30s!
It turns out, the longevity lifestyle is appealing to a broader demographic than I ever expected, partially because people are noticing symptoms earlier and earlier, and partially because people are starting to become pro-active, as opposed to reactive.
So you don’t need to flash me a 40+ ID to make use of the Longevity Lifestyle Kit!
The Longevity Lifestyle Kit
The Longevity Lifestyle Kit is a multi-tiered approach to longevity — because life is complex. The problem of aging is complex. And complex problems require layered solutions — but not to fear. I lay everything out for you; clear, concise, and step-by-step.
5 Life-Improving Products in 1 Kit, for Only $14.95
I created this electronic kit for you. As I mentioned earlier, my passion is synthesizing this information and making it as simple for you to implement into your daily lives as possible. As a very busy person myself, I only propose practical, real-world solutions that will fit into real people’s modern day, stretched-to-the-limit schedules. And you’ll find that a big part of the process is the systematic creation of more free time. So if you’re concerned this will leave you with even less free time than you have now, I assure you — it will leave you with more.
The Numinous Journey: $8.95
How to Age Successfully ~ e-Book
This will help motivate you to tailor a successful self-improvement strategy that is a uniquely good fit for you.
28 Best Friends: $4.95
A Unique Social Experiment ~ Companion Guide
This will help make the healthy relationships in your life more meaningful, reciprocal and abundant. It has been proven that healthy relationships are the key to improved health and prosperity.
The Dane Technique: $4.95
How to Get Seriously Organized using Checklists ~ e-Workbook
This will help you to get better organized. In order to improve your self-care and increase your health protocols, you have to find the time and energy for it and find the schedule that works best for you.
5 Best Smoothie Recipes: $4.95
How to Use Your Blender to Become Lean and Energized! ~ e-Booklet
If you want to improve your health and lose belly fat, you must find clever ways to sneak more vegetables into your daily diet — this eBooklet will make a tremendous difference!
Shopping Guide for Smoothie Ingredients: $1.49 ~ Flowchart
This one-page cheat sheet will help make your healthy shopping faster and easier.
Ultimately, it’s not that we’re trying to help people add more years to their life, it’s that we’re trying to help people add more life to their years. This is because: when you focus on quality first, the quantity usually follows. Said differently, for any aging strategy to be successful, it must include a recipe for joy. Because, when you are living in joy, life extension is often a natural result.