Kenny and Annie “Blessed” At Yellowstone National Park!

While on our Summer 2017 Tour of the USA, we visited Yellowstone National Park and met some inspirational Baby Boomers along the way. Among them was Kenny Rodgers, a retired Las Vegas Police officer. Kenny and Annie hike, bike, run and do resistance training together. They believe they are blessed to be able to visit and fully enjoy places like Yellowstone.

Osteoarthritis Causes and Prevention

This audio interview is with the scientist who lead a study that found the increase in Osteoarthritis is not due to living longer or body weight, as as the medical world currently believes. It is due to our lack of activity.
The study also concluded, Osteoarthritis can be preventable.
This news may be too late for some boomers but others could benefit by making a simple lifestyle change.
All of us could share the information with our children and grandchildren to help save them from this painful malady.

Interview with Dr. Ian Wallace’s Osteoarthritis Researcher

Take It Easy

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The Eagles / Jackson Browne tune, “Take It Easy” is excellent advice for anyone but even more so for us boomers. In this video, our friend, Alan explains how he acquired a double groin injury and sciatica from not taking it easy.

Alan was a competitive skier and cyclist who still has the skills and drive to compete with people a fraction of his age. The problem is, our friend has allowed his general fitness and flexibility to decline and he has never really been one to stretch regularly. That is a prescription for injury.

Even the youngest Boomers need to keep in mind; one can’t take part in sports or jump into an exercise program full steam ahead. Take it easy in the beginning, warming up and regular stretching is more important than ever. Stay fit and flexible and you will be surprised what you can do!

Retired Twice and Still Active


Just before heading down from our meager 3 mile hike on the Colorado Trail to Harvard Lakes, we met another 500 miler on his 16th day on the trail. Eugene, an Air Force Colonel who, after retiring from the service, became a High School Science Teacher.  He is retired again but no less active.

Eugene’s trek, from Denver to Durango, is just about 500 miles. We had the pleasure of hiking and talking with him for a while. We enjoyed a lively and enlightening conversation. Like many of the other fit Boomers we met on our CO journey, Eugene has been active almost as long as he can remember. But, don’t be discouraged, it is never too late and we will show you many examples of Boomers who have gotten better with age.

Meanwhile enjoy our short interview, on the trail with Eugene.

Mother and Daughter Take A 500 Mile Walk

Sue and, daughter, Michelle are hiking the Colorado trail from Littleton to Durango, approximately 500 miles of up and down. Typically it takes 5 or 6 weeks for hikers to complete the hike and these two are right on schedule, no small accomplishment.
Katja and I spoke with Michelle and Sue on the trail near “Harvard Lakes”. While we were on a day hike, the ladies were 16 days into their trek.
Enjoy the video.

 

 

 

 

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