Getboomersfit Never leave the playgroundWe had the pleasure to meet Stephen Jepson  (77 years old ) and saw his presentation at a conference about functioning aging in Orlando.  His motto is “Never leave the Playground”. Learning new skills, using hands and feet promotes cognition and brain function. It also enriches our lives and gives us an idea of how much more we can achieve if we try.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. The process of learning brings the benefits.  We were lucky to get a picture taken together with Stephen.
Katja decided to try it out his philosophy at the next campground stop at Ochlockonee River State park.
Check out the interview with Stephen from a while back
Get Boomersfit Stephen Jepson, Louis Drakulich, Katja Dietze

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.

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