I am Vik Khanna, a longtime healthcare consultant and fitness fanatic, who has stayed true to fundamental principles of good health for over 40 years: build your bones and muscles; condition your heart and lungs; don’t smoke; and, eat wisely. This is the magic formula.
At 59, I still exercise for over an hour almost every day. Since age 17, I have been a body builder, runner, road and mountain cyclist, and I have earned my 3rd Brown Belt karate.
I know how work, eat, maintain a healthy body weight, and, most importantly, keep it all in perspective. Unlike many people in the fitness industry, I actually know something about health. I have a bachelor’s degree in physical education and exercise science, I am a physician assistant trained in internal medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation (and I am still adjunct faculty at my alma mater), and I earned a master’s degree in public health from one of the nation’s elite universities. I have built and run four successful healthcare business, written four books (two of which included an abundance of exercise and fitness advice), as well as dozens of articles, and given an equal number of presentations on all things related to health and health policy. I am also one of the most outspoken critics of the healthcare and fitness industries, which I believe are all about trying to control people rather than empower them.
I have coached high caliber business executives, lawyers, doctors, athletes, and just regular people looking to make a sustainable and meaningful change in the trajectory of their health lives. If you are a middle aged adult (40 to 65), you are at an especially important stage to get your fitness act together.
…[be]…a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. ~ G.B. Shaw