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 26, 2022 25 min

Cindy Gilmore is a 13-year athlete at the Huntsman World Senior Games. She’s a swimmer and a swim coach and she is joined by Bruce Schroeder, an 8-year athlete at the Games. Both are instrumental in staring the Trailblazer Masters swim group and are committed to helping Masters swimming grow and thrive. They explain how being a Masters swimmers is easier than you might think.

Kyle and Lil and Lil share some thoughts on how to keep y...

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Margie Manuele is a certified CNA and a true caregiver in every sense of the word. Julie Schaefer has 10 years in the senior living industry as a manager/acquisition team manager and 2 years as an Activity Professional. Both women share some insights into mental health and active aging.

In addition, Kyle and Lil share a touching letter from a committed Huntsman World Senior Games athlete.

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May 12, 2022 25 min

Bob Cottrell is a first-time athlete at the Huntsman World Senior Games. He shares not only his first-year experience at the Games, but also some of his experiences as a masters and senior athlete as well.

Kyle and Lil remember our founder John H Morgan, and share a few testimonials from people who have been impacted by the Games.

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Kyle and Lil share some research on the Mediterranean Diet and how it might be a mood lifter. They also visit with Adam Ballenger from Intermountain Health Care’s LiVe Well Center about how to keep doing what you love to do.

Referenced Article:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/this-eating-habit-may-improve-your-mood-new-study-suggests/ar-AAWvuX1?ocid=EMMX&cvid=67093b612e54478ea8d4977c40311f20

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April 29, 2022 25 min

Alan Hammerand has been competing in table tennis at the Huntsman World Senior Games for the past six years. He’s also registered to compete in the 2022 Games, ready to go. Allan has not only won many matches, but has also won many friends over the years. Check out his story.

Kyle and Lil also share a bit about how to cut some of the sugar out of our diets.

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Last time on The Huntsman World Senior Games Active Life, we talked with Games athlete Fred Davis about a herculean effort by he and his partner in the 2021 Games racquetball tournament. Frank’s partner had severely injured himself, but was determined to soldier on. Meanwhile Frank worked hard to help cover the court. You remember that, right? Well today we get to talk to his partner, Tad Callister. His side of the story is just as...

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Huntsman World Senior Games athlete, Frank Davis has competed at the event 24 times in a variety of sports. Most recently he’s excelled at racquetball. Today he shares an amazing story of dedication and grit. His doubles partner, crashing into a wall attempting return a volley, broke his shoulder in four places, but the two were determined to persevere. Tune in to hear how it all turned out.

Kyle and Lil also share the immunity boos...

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April 12, 2022 25 min

Allan Christensen from the LiVe Well Center of Intermountian Health Care takes an unflinching look at exercise and why we need to get on the bandwagon. 

Kyle and Lil take a look at gut health and why that’s important as well.

Referenced Article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/your-digestive-system-isn-t-the-only-thing-to-suffer-when-your-gut-bacteria-is-out-of-whack/ar-AAVSmxj?ocid=EMMX&cvid=8e43036b2863430c8e...

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March 31, 2022 25 min

Ron Sereika is a volleyball player who has competed at the Games for 13 years. He, Kyle and Lil have a great chat about the ups and downs of organizing and playing tournaments in senior sports. It’s a real behind the scenes look. We think you’ll enjoy it.

Kyle and Lil also share some foods that help you keep the pounds off after you turn 50. Fun stuff.

Referenced article: 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/weightloss/9-effortless-ways-...

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March 24, 2022 25 min

Today’s guest is one of our amazing athletes. Deena Millecam is a 5-year cyclist at the Games. Her husband talked her into trying it and they did it together until in 2017 he passed away, just a few days before the Games. She thought her competitive cycling days were over, but she felt that he would want her to continue. Now she rides in his memory and for herself, having made life-long friends along the way. In 2021, she was proud...

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Josh Olmstead is the man behind the scenes who helps to organize, schedule and run the softball event at the Huntsman World Senior Games. With nearly 400 registered teams, this is no small task. Today, Kyle and Lil chat with Josh about what it takes to put on the single largest senior softball tournament in the world.

In addition, Kyle and Lil share a few heart-healthy beverages that can help to keep the old ticker ticking.

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March 15, 2022 25 min

Brandon and Bethany Price, co-directors of the Huntsman World Senior Games cycling event, join Kyle and Lil to introduce a brand new option for both cyclists and non-bikers alike. The bike tour event will give people the opportunity to see some of the wonders of the St. George, Utah, area and with an e-bike option, anyone can do it.

Kyle and Lil also talk about how you can get a registration fee waiver for the 2022 Games. Listen tod...

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March 4, 2022 25 min

Today we chat with Camille Clawson of Intermountain LiveWell Center about how ALL of our body's  systems are interconnected.  There is some compelling research on the subject that suggests our consciousness doesn't come only from our brain cells but from all cells in our body, which might explain why exercise helps with depression and why our gut health is so involved in immunity.

Kyle and Lil also talk about how you can ent...

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February 24, 2022 25 min

Today, John “Rosey” Rosander, the Director of Sports for the Huntsman World Senior Games joins us to talk about what to look for at the 35th Anniversary Games.

Kyle and Lil also talk about this anniversary year including how to win one of 35 registration fee waivers that will be made available throughout the registration season. Listen to hear how you can enter to get your registration fee waived.

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February 18, 2022 25 min

In today's  episode Mayda Jones talks about the importance of keeping yourself hydrated. It turns out it's kind of a big deal from your body to your brain, we need to be drinking water.

In addition, Kyle and Lil share some of the foods of the healthiest people on earth. Check it out.

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February 10, 2022 25 min

Today the crew has the privilege to visit with Marianne Hamilton, newly crowned Ms. Senior Universe. Marianne is a friend of the Games and also serves as the Sports Director for both Race Walking and Power Walking and just a few weeks ago earned her crown in the Ms. Senior Universe pageant, held in Las Vegas Nevada. She shares some behind the scenes stories of the pageant as well as the connection of empowering women that both even...

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February 3, 2022 25 min

Today, we had the privilege to once again chat with Master’s 24-Time Track and Field World Champion, Joy Upshaw. What an optimistic and inspiring individual. Joy shares some of the joys of competition, as well as how she works through injuries. She talks about what motivates her and the best part of getting older as a senior athlete.

In addition, Kyle and Lil talk about the new workout of plogging? What is plogging you ask? Tune int...

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January 31, 2022 25 min

Since the last episode was published, we lost our founder, mentor and friend, John Morgan. Kyle and Lil take a moment to remember John, sharing some personal stories about him. If you have a story to share about John Morgan, we’d love to hear it. Drop us a line at hello@seniorgames.net.

Kyle and Lil also had a great visit with Glen Irion, record breaking high jumper at the Huntsman World Senior Games in 2021. He shares how he wo...

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January 21, 2022 25 min

Kyle and Lil share some thoughts on eating flexitarian as a lifestyle. This plant-first, meat-as-an-afterthought approach carries significant health benefits.

Then, they get into the “meat” of the show with Bob Welty, a long-time athlete at the Huntsman World Senior Games. Bob began swimming at a young age and was good enough to get a scholarship where he swam in college. After graduating as an architect, Bob focused on raising his ...

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January 13, 2022 25 min

Kyle and Lil chat with repeat guest, Ryan Otterson. Ryan is currently an Exercise Physiologist at Intermountain’s LiVe Well Center and was recently made the Clinical Supervisor over the team there.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Utah Valley University and more recently earned a Master’s degree in Sports Performance and Conditioning from Southern Utah University. He shares some ideas on how to set and keep ...

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