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.... Show More

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August 1, 2020 25 min

Not only is square dancing a fantastic physical activity, but the mental and emotional benefits are impressive as well. Yes, we said square dancing. Dave and Rose Marie Chapman, volunteer sport directors for the Huntsman World Senior Games, explain the competitive aspects of the sport as well as some of the benefits to hitting the dance floor.

Kyle and Lil continue on with the list of fitness myths for older people that just need to...

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July 27, 2020 25 min

Rachel Prairie joins us again for today’s show. She designs programs for Anytime Fitness trainers to execute with their clients and members all over the world. She is a Certified Functional Aging Specialist as well as Pain-Free Performance Specialist, Master Kettlebell Coach, FMS, TRX Training for Seniors and Adaptive Leadership. She’s kind of a big deal in the active aging world. She shares with us a few things we ought to keep in...

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Maria Leonard Olsen is an attorney, recovery mentor, writing/empowerment retreat leader, and co-host of D.C.’s Inside Out radio show.  Maria graduated from Boston College and the University Of Virginia School Of Law, served in the Clinton Administration's Justice Department and on numerous charitable boards and if that’s not enough, has fostered newborn babies awaiting adoption.

Maria has been an activist and an advocate. She’s ...

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We’re not going to say that we’ve totally avoided talking about the elephant in the room, but we haven’t really tried to focus too much on it either. After all, it feels like everyone is kind of inundated with COVID information anyway. Am I right? But our guest, Kelli Charlton offers an interesting look at your pharmacy as it relates to the pandemic and shares a few things you should consider when it comes to safely getting your pr...

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Exercise is not always the easiest thing to do. It takes effort and dedication. But we all know it’s good for us. So we want to make sure we’re getting the most bang for our buck. A personalized exercise program might be the best way to go. Kevin Weston, a Certified Exercise Physiologist, shares some pointers when it comes to making an exercise regime YOUR exercise regime.

Kyle and Lil also share some of the health benefits of color...

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June 25, 2020 25 min

Today’s guest, Karen Foss, has been a multi-year athlete, multiple times medal winner and competed in a myriad of different sports at the Huntsman World Senior Games. She’s not only been an ambassador for the event, but she headed up the ambassador program for the Games for years. She’s been a director for Bowling as well as filled many volunteer positions at the Games. She’s passionate about active aging and not allowing roadblock...

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June 18, 2020 25 min

Our skin is the largest organ on our body. It’s obviously the most exposed to danger as well. Dr. Steven Peine, a Board–Certified Dermatologist talks about how to protect our skin, especially from the sun. That’s important as we roll into summer.

Kyle and Lil also chat about the best fruits to add to our diets.

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June 11, 2020 25 min

Our dietary needs change as we get older. One of the things we need more of is protein. After the age of 30, our bodies muscle mass decreases each decade. Protein is vital to help fight that decline. Registered dietitian, Christi Benton, shares her insights into why we need to raise our protein game and how to go about it.

Kyle and Lil also chat about how being adventurous is good for our overall well being. This is a good episode. ...

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Today’s guest, Marianne Hamilton, is not only a good friend to the Huntsman World Senior Games, but she is just a good friend period. She is our director of Race Walking and Power Walking at the Games, two sports at which she excels as an athlete. She is an accomplished writer, was recently crowned Miss Senior Italy Universe and she’s a regular on the show. Perhaps most triumphant of all, she’s a cancer survivor. Marianne shares wi...

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Mike Miller, Regional Manager for the Alzheimer's Association, finishes his three part series on Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive health. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month and this episode is a great way to kick it off.

You can get more information on Alzheimer's and dementia at https://www.alz.org/.

Kyle and Lil also share a few tips on how to boost your all-important metabolism. 

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May 21, 2020 25 min

Gene Dykes broke the marathon world record for aged 70-plus runners in 2:54:23 in Jacksonville, Florida. He got 2:58:50 in the 2019 Boston marathon. In late 2017, he ran three 200 milers in a three-month period, and then a 50 miler and 100 miler early in 2018. He started 2019 the same way, with the Arches Ultra 50 Miler in Moab in late January, and then the 200-mile Delirious Western Endurance Scenic Trail race in Australia three w...

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May 14, 2020 25 min

In every community there are underutilized resources for seniors. Today Mina Wayman and Mykin Higbee share some of the ways seniors can connect with each other as well as with valuable help in their own communities. You an access many of these resources at eldercare.acl.gov

Kyle and Lil also share some tips to lower your blood pressure. Check it out.

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Dr. Rhett Frei is a licensed physician in St. George, Utah. He is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine and today shares some simple, accessible ideas on how to strengthen your immune system through physical activity, proper nutrition, adequate sleep and staying socially connected, even during this time of social distancing. Simple, easy things that each of us can use right now.

Kyle and Lil also share a few ideas o...

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April 30, 2020 25 min

If we’re not careful, we can let fear and anxiety get the best of us. James Garret is a highly respected brain specialist who, among so many other things, has spoken on stages ranging from Harvard to TEDx. His work has been featured by The New York Times, FastCompany, and Harvard Business Review. He's a content creator and course builder and his course on the science of Habits, Productivity, and Happiness has been rated as one ...

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April 24, 2020 25 min

It seems like it’s hard to remember, but there was a time when we were free to travel and have adventures. I'm confident we’ll get there again. But in the meantime, David Nelson shares his experience of hiking the entire 500 miles of El Camino de Santiago in the mountains of Spain. His trek was much more than a hike, but an experience never to be forgotten.

In addition, Kyle and Lil share a couple of tips on how to invite gratit...

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We all want to live our best life. Your overall approach to exercise and fitness can make a difference. Today’s guest, Rachel Prairie, is an expert in functional aging. She shares what that means and more importantly how it could help you age better. 

Kyle and Lil also share a few thoughts about when is the best time to work out (it is morning by the way) and what to do if you’re just not a “morning person”. Check it out.

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April 9, 2020 25 min

Like it or not, fun to talk about or not, each of us will be touched whether directly or indirectly by Alzheimer’s disease. Mike Miller, the  Regional Manager for the Alzheimer's Association shares some interesting and even exciting news on the research front of this debilitating disease. Blood tests, lifestyle changes and gender issues, we cover it all.

Kyle also shares a few thoughts on losing weight after 50. Check this one o...

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April 2, 2020 25 min

Let’s be honest, life transitions can be tricky. Steve Wilson knows a thing or two about transitions. A former CEO of a hospital, cancer survivor, author and now retiree, he has a much to share about what he calls NEXTing. Listen as he talks about what’s next.

Also… it would be disingenuous to not acknowledge that this COVID-19 thing is really stressful. Kyle and Lil share three things that might help lower your cortisol levels and ...

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Today Kyle and Lil visit with first time Huntsman World Senior Games athlete, Suzanne Suzanne Leonelli. It turns out the Suzanne learned about the Games a few years ago when she was too young to compete. But in 2019 she turned 50 and with a personal invitation from her friend, she chose a sport and made the plunge. Listen in to hear her experience.

In additional Kyle and Lil also share a few of the scientifically backed benefits of ...

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Today Kyle introduces his new official co-host of the Active Life, the ineffable Lil Barron. The two visit with Mark Miller of the Alzheimer’s Association about four simple things each of us can do to combat cognitive decline. Mark also talks about a few things to keep in mind for caretakers as well as those suffering with Alzheimer’s during this corona virus outbreak. There’s some really good stuff here considering that at some po...

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