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66-Year-Old Spartan Racer Sees No Obstacles to Healthy Aging
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66-Year-Old Spartan Racer Sees No Obstacles to Healthy Aging

Liz Merritt - Feb 08, 2018

At 66, Vivian “Viv” Schoeller channels the voice of her inner tomboy as a Spartan racer. It’s a role she embraces not only for the physical challenge,…

Stroke Survivor, Martial Artist Grateful for Healthy Aging Do-Over
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Stroke Survivor, Martial Artist Grateful for Healthy Aging Do-Over

Liz Merritt - Jan 11, 2018

Kurt Frankenberg is a walking, talking testimonial to healthy aging. On July 12, 2016 he suffered a massive stroke that left him partially paralyzed and unable to…

Adult Fitness Pioneer Comes Full Circle in Active Aging Arena
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Adult Fitness Pioneer Comes Full Circle in Active Aging Arena

Liz Merritt - Dec 22, 2017

Deborah Redder is an adult fitness pioneer whose lifelong commitment to a healthier generation of older Americans began when most of us Baby Boomers were up to…

Defying Stereotypes: From Dancer to Physique Competitor at 62
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Defying Stereotypes: From Dancer to Physique Competitor at 62

Liz Merritt - Nov 30, 2017

Debra Donaldson is everything you would think a dancer should be. Lithe, athletic, petite and graceful. A half century of dance defined her career, her body and…

11 Ways to Master the Health and Fitness Equation
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11 Ways to Master the Health and Fitness Equation

Frank Sole - Nov 15, 2017

The definition of health is simply the state of being free from illness or injuries. Many people can easily click those two items off the list and…

Boomer, Educator Embraces Love for Running After 70
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Boomer, Educator Embraces Love for Running After 70

Liz Merritt - Sep 01, 2017

For 71-year-old Jean Oracheff, taking on the moniker 'athlete' still feels a bit foreign. In fact, she brushes off any suggestion that she is actually an athlete,…

Boomer Athletes Beat Cancer & Take Life One Blessing at a Time
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Boomer Athletes Beat Cancer & Take Life One Blessing at a Time

Liz Merritt - Jul 21, 2017

Eight days ago, Bob Norvelle got the best news of his life. That was the day his doctor spoke the words “cancer-free,” and he officially graduated to prostate…

Habit Forming: Couple Builds Foundation of Fitness One Race at a Time
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Habit Forming: Couple Builds Foundation of Fitness One Race at a Time

Liz Merritt - May 26, 2017

Charlie and Teresa Woodhouse aren’t your typical couple pushing 70. In fact, retirement has opened up a whole new world of athletic performance that neither could have…

Mothers Setting the Stage for Healthier Generations
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Mothers Setting the Stage for Healthier Generations

Liz Merritt - May 14, 2017

“If we only knew.” Those are the four words my Mom uses the most when we talk about healthier generations. At 80, she’s in good shape, walks…