Huntsman World Senior Games Active Life

Huntsman World Senior Games Active Life

The Active Life presented by the Huntsman World Senior Games is a weekly 25 minute podcast designed to help listeners get the most out of their life. We tackle all kinds of health and wellness topics including the value of competition as part of overall active aging.

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May 6, 2021 25 min

Ronnie Daniel is the executive director of the Alzheimer's Association of Utah, a job he takes seriously because he’s lost immediate family to the disease, which is the 6th leading cause of death in the nation. He reviews the basics, but also shares some exciting news on the pharmaceutical front in the battle to end Alzheimer’s.

On top of that, Kyle and Lil talk about social eating and how powerful of a force it can be.

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Today’s guest is Ellyn Lem, a professor of English and gender studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha. She’s recently published a book called Gray Matters – Finding Meaning in the Stories of Latter Life. She tackles many of the tough topics surrounding aging looking at them through the lens of media including books, movies and television. We think you’ll find the conversation pretty fascinating. 

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April 22, 2021 25 min

Most people seem surprised to learn that the Huntsman World Senior Games is offering rugby for the first time ever in 2021. Today Kyle and Lil visit with Jeffrey Owens and Patrick Whalen who will be directing the sport for the Games. If you don’t know much about rugby, like we didn’t, give the show a listen and you’ll have a better understanding.

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April 15, 2021 25 min

Today we put to rest one of the main myths about lifting weights. No one accidentally ends up looking like a body builder. With that out of the way, Susan Jones, an expert in exercise science, talks about many of the benefits of resistance training for women (but hey, it all applies to the guys as well).

With Lil off for the week, Kyle shares some ideas about virtual races and plugs the Games virtual race series, Epic Virtual Events...

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April 8, 2021 25 min

We all know that fruit is good for us. But there are some fruits that top the charts when it comes to helping with weight loss. Kyle and Lil share some the best contenders.

They also visit with Geno Kelly. Geno has 40 years of experience as a personal trainer, 20+ years teaching college and university courses in fitness certifications, exercise science courses, Nutrition and Aging programs. He’s a retired fire medic and with 30&...

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Many of us have been pent up for over a year now. The itch to get out and hit the road is real. Gary Sorensen, Vice President and co-owner of Morris Murdock Travel, one of the nation’s largest leisure travel agencies, joins us and talks about areas that are opening to travel as well as some important tips about preparing to travel safely in a post COVID world.

Also, Kyle and Lil ask the imperative question, what if an apple a day re...

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March 26, 2021 25 min

Alright, this is just a fun one. Kyle and Lil talk and giggle about some of the wild and strange sports from around the world. Have a laugh with us. We also share a bit about why you may be cold all the time when no one else seems to be.  Don't forget to subscribe and share with your friends.

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March 18, 2021 25 min

Today’s guest is the Operations Manager for the St. George LiVe Well Center, Allen Christensen. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education and a certificate in Gerontology from BYU. Allen also holds an MBA in Health Administration from the University of Colorado Denver. Today he discusses with Kyle and Lil the six dimensions of wellness including emotional, physical, intellectual, occupational, spiritual and socia...

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March 10, 2021 25 min

Today’s guest is fitness blogger, cancer survivor, all around amazing woman Marilyn Matevia. She maintains the blog 50 is the New Forte, sharing health and wellness along with inspiration about active aging. We had a ball visiting with her and we think you will relate with what she has to say. You can read her blog at https://50forte.com/.

On top of that, Kyle and Lil share a few thoughts on how to be a healthier person. You can rou...

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March 8, 2021 25 min

Today Kyle and Lil tackle added sugar in our diets. The sweet stuff is everywhere. But this dynamic duo share a few tips that can help us cut back on it and not feel OVERLY deprived. 

They also talk about the upcoming 2021 Huntsman World Senior Games and how it might look a little different, but more importantly, how it will look as good as it ever has. Check this one out.

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February 25, 2021 25 min

Jason Ranoa and Brandon Price are the brand new cycling directors for the Huntsman World Senior Games. Both bring a wealth of experience to the sport. They share some thoughts on safe cycling, how to get into cycling for beginners and some cool things they are working on for the Games this year.

In addition, Kyle and Lil talk about a few things that we can add to our diet to help us get the most out of our workouts. 

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February 19, 2021 25 min

Our guest today is Jonathan Taylor. Jonathan has been in the health and fitness field for over fifteen years. He has trained all different populations including athletes, adults, and individuals with chronic pain, as well as coming back from injury. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, movement coach, fitness and movement educator, as well as a dedicated practitioner. Today he shares some important thoughts on mo...

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February 12, 2021 25 min

Our guest today is Dr. Douglas Howard. Dr. Howard has been keenly interested in health care since the young age. He’s studied wellness all around the world including Homeopathy in Germany, Chiropractic in the United States, and Medicine in Russia.

In 1996, he turned much of his time and efforts to researching the healing powers of food. Seeing successful healing through food at Pavlov University had inspired him. He began devoting m...

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February 4, 2021 25 min

Today’s guest is Camilla Clawson.  She is a Clinical Exercise Therapist for Intermountain Healthcare as well as an adjunct professor at Dixie State University, where she teaches Aquatic Fitness and Dance Fitness.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Performance Management (Exercise Science) in 2004 from Weber State University and is working on her master’s from Grand Canyon University in Mental Health and Wellness with Integrate...

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January 28, 2021 25 min

Marianne Hamilton has an incredible story about how she became an athlete despite thinking that title could never apply to her. She’s a world-class racewalker, competing around the nation. She’s also a cancer survivor, a trainer, founder of the local wine tasting club and frankly just a really good friend as well. In this episode she shares some insights into goal setting, being kind (to yourself as well as others) and she even has...

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January 21, 2021 25 min

When it comes to a good old fashioned work-out exercise, which is better, jumping rope or running? It turns out that it depends on a few different factors. Thereare pros and cons to each. Tune in to find out which one might be best for you.

Kyle and Lil  also visit with friend and co-worker Lorie Swaydan about her experience with eBikes and whether or not you should join the electronic-assisted revolution. 

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January 14, 2021 25 min

What if your “core” had less to do with your abs and more to do with your pelvis? It’s an interesting thought, but one that might change the way you think about your workouts or aging actively. Dr. Dave Middleton has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology as well as one in Human Biology. He’s also a Doctor of Chiropractic. He’s an athletic trainer as well as the owner of Southern Utah Chiropractic and he’s got some great thoughts about h...

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January 7, 2021 25 min

Allen Christiansen is the Operations Manager for the St. George LiVe Well Center and has a some simple, targeted activities that you can do each day, just as you wake up and right before bedtime, that can teach you how to be more optimistic.  It's very practice advice that anyone can put into practice right now!

Kyle and Lil also share a few things to reduce your chance of dementia and Alzheimer’s later in life.

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December 31, 2020 25 min

Sandra Zerner is a multi-year athlete at the Huntsman World Senior Games where she has tried her hand at multiple sports. She has developed an integrated program to help people, kids especially, to know the value of just being a good person and she’s a advocate for facing your fears with courage and determination.

Kyle and Lil also take a few minutes and share an idea or two on some resolutions that you might want to include on your...

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December 24, 2020 25 min

Over the past several months, we’ve had the chance to visit some of the incredible amazing people on the Fittest 50 Over 50 list. We’ve had some good ones. Today, joining us all the way from France, is the man who is occupying the number one position for the men in the Fittest 50 over 50. Anthony Phillipe has been competing in triathlons for 30 years now!  He’s competed and traveled all over the world, as an age group athlete, neve...

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