Patrick

My name is Patrick Rooney. I'm the Founder of Old School™, a site dedicated to keeping the old school spirit alive and well in a new generation. I blog and podcast about health and fitness, success, and freedom. Find us at https://OldSchoolUs.com. I'm the author of GREEK PHYSIQUE™: The Simple, Satisfying Way to Sculpt Your Body, Even if You're Old, Weak, or Broken Down. I'm also the creator of GreekYoga™ for Beginners.

Trump Wrong!

Why You’re Wrong When You Think You’re Right

I publish a health, fitness, and culture blog. These are lifetime passions of mine. Like most people, I have my political opinions, but I try to keep them away from the blog. I want to help everybody who seeks it; and don’t want to alienate people who may not agree with some of my non-related views. But the Coronavirus (COVID-19)… Read the rest

Who Would Be AGAINST A CURE And Why?

This past Saturday, President Trump touted a possible cure for Coronavirus (COVID-19) through a Tweet. It’s a combination of hydroxychloroquine and a commonly used antibiotic, azithromycin. According to the CDC, “Hydroxychloroquine is used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and porphyria cutanea tarda.” It has also been used successfully to fight malaria. A recent well-controlled clinical study conducted… Read the rest
Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers—And What Makes Country Music Great—Has Died

I woke up this morning to the news that country and pop music legend Kenny Rogers has passed. Living amongst the Coronavirus outbreak and its attending social chaos, you might think this morning’s news is a minor blip on my attention. But you’d be wrong. The passing of Kenny Rogers has heavy significance for me. Just a couple of days… Read the rest
spring heat

Do Spring, Heat Offer Hope Against Coronavirus?

In my earlier posts dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak, I highlighted The Best Little-Discussed Weapons to Fight Coronavirus (sleep, rest, prayer/meditation, food choices) and More Little-Discussed Weapons to Fight Coronavirus (fresh air, sun, exercise). These are natural, free or inexpensive weapons that serve to raise a person’s immunity to help fight any disease or ailment. Based on the mortality rates… Read the rest
fresh air and sunlight fight coronavirus

MORE Little-Discussed Weapons to Fight Coronavirus

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In my last post, I featured little-discussed (and natural) weapons to fight Coronavirus—namely sleep, rest, meditation/prayer and food choices. Today, I want to speak briefly about three more natural weapons—fresh air, sunlight, and exercise. One thing we have to remember about natural weapons is that they can be easily overlooked, because they are simple and free or low cost. Fresh… Read the rest

The Best Little-Discussed Weapons to Fight Coronavirus

We’ve heard a lot about washing hands and other hygienic practices to help stem the Coronavirus outbreak. Believe me, this is welcome, as the amount of people you see failing to wash their hands after using a public restroom is downright disgusting. But there are other weapons that I believe are at least as important in fighting infectious diseases. In… Read the rest
Stop borrowing confidence!

Stop BORROWING Confidence!

In the past, confidence was not my strong suit. Somewhere along the line I lost my mojo. But everyone wants their mojo, so we look for ways to at least feel that we’ve retrieved it. That’s what I did. In my late twenties I read a book you may have heard of called The Art of the Deal, written by… Read the rest

Life Is About LIFE

I ate a whole carton of cookies and cream ice cream this afternoon. Yup—1.5 quarts worth, or put another way, nine servings of eight grams of saturated fat each for a total of 72 grams of saturated fat! Whoah! And I’m a natural health and fitness consultant? Hey—flog me, okay?! What is the point, you may ask? I had a… Read the rest

Stillness for Health

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“…I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts…”—Hebrews 8:10 KJV No moving parts. This is a theme that has run through me for a long time. I’ve always intuitively known that—though physical movement is crucial for human existence—internal movement wears us down mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. So our aim should be to “move or… Read the rest

Why I’m Obsessed with Larry Bird Videos

When I have a little free time, I like to scan YouTube, as so many people do. And lately, I’ve been pulling up and binge-watching Larry Bird videos. What’s that all about? For those of you who don’t know, Larry Bird was one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history. He was also known as the bitter rival of… Read the rest