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Huntsman World Senior Games Active Life

Kyle M Case & Lil Barron

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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#391 - What To Do During The Games
3d ago
#391 - What To Do During The Games
Competition during the Huntsman World Senior Games can take up a bunch of your time while in town. But, there is so much to do in the Greater Zion area that we want to let you know about. And while Kyle and Lil only scratched the surface, this episode should give you a base idea of things top plan for. In fact, you might consider staying an extra day or two. Check this one out. It's a fun one.
#391 - What To Do During The Games
3d ago
#391 - What To Do During The Games
Competition during the Huntsman World Senior Games can take up a bunch of your time while in town. But, there is so much to do in the Greater Zion area that we want to let you know about. And while Kyle and Lil only scratched the surface, this episode should give you a base idea of things top plan for. In fact, you might consider staying an extra day or two. Check this one out. It's a fun one.
#390 – Are You A Slowpoke Diva?
1w ago
#390 – Are You A Slowpoke Diva?
Today’s guest has competed at the Huntsman World Senior Games for 12 years and she’s already registered for all three events in racewalking. She is the founder and publisher of the online magazine Slowpoke Divas, and while it’s been a little while, Bonnie Parish-Kell is also a repeat guest on the Active Life.Kyle and Lil share how you can enter to win a registration fee waiver for the 2022 Huntsman World Senior Games.
#389 – What Are You Never “Gonna” Give Up?
Jun 9 2022
#389 – What Are You Never “Gonna” Give Up?
Sharon Cleveland, on a whim, entered an essay contest from Frito Lay on something she was never “gonna” give up. She happens to be an incredible softball player, competing for 12 years at the Huntsman World Senior Games. Well, she won the essay contest and has some incredible advice for all of us about not giving up on the things we love.Kyle and Lil share a few vegetables that have more protein than you might have guessed.
#388 – Mindfulness and Sleeping
Jun 2 2022
#388 – Mindfulness and Sleeping
Chanda Vaniman is an Exercise Physiologist from Intermountain Health Care’s LiVe Well Center.  In today’s episode, she shares how mindfulness might help you get a better night’s sleep. She even walks you through a mindfulness exercise that might leave you more relaxed.Kyle and Lil share a few foods that “pretty bad for your heart.”
#387 – Just Keep Swimming
May 26 2022
#387 – Just Keep Swimming
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 your blood pressure low.
#386 – Mental Health And Aging
May 19 2022
#386 – Mental Health And Aging
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.
#385 – First Time Around
May 12 2022
#385 – First Time Around
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.
#384 – The Mediterranean Diet Might Boost Your Mood
May 5 2022
#384 – The Mediterranean Diet Might Boost Your Mood
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:
#383 – Table Tennis Triumph
Apr 29 2022
#383 – Table Tennis Triumph
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.
#382 – Racquetball - Doubles The Fun – PART 2
Apr 29 2022
#382 – Racquetball - Doubles The Fun – PART 2
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 incredible. Don’t miss it.Kyle and Lil talk about eating to help reduce your risk of heart disease.
#381 – Racquetball – Doubles The Fun
Apr 15 2022
#381 – Racquetball – Doubles The Fun
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 boosting power of zinc.Referenced article:
#380 – Exercise Is Medicine
Apr 12 2022
#380 – Exercise Is Medicine
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:
#379 – Behind The Volleyball
Mar 31 2022
#379 – Behind The Volleyball
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:
#378 – Cycling Is A Family Affair
Mar 24 2022
#378 – Cycling Is A Family Affair
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 to race at the Games with her newly turned 50 year old son. Kyle and Lil share a few ways to reduce chronic inflammation as well. This is a good one. Check it out.
#377 – Softball Diamonds are the Games Best Friend
Mar 17 2022
#377 – Softball Diamonds are the Games Best Friend
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.
#376 – Bike Tour
Mar 15 2022
#376 – Bike Tour
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 today.
#375 - All Systems Go (Together)
Mar 4 2022
#375 - All Systems Go (Together)
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 enter for a registration fee waiver for the 35th anniversary Huntsman World Senior Games. Check it out.
#374 – 35 Years of Sports
Feb 24 2022
#374 – 35 Years of Sports
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.
#373 - Drink Up
Feb 19 2022
#373 - Drink Up
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.
#372 - Here She Is. Ms. Senior Universe
Feb 10 2022
#372 - Here She Is. Ms. Senior Universe
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 events share. In addition, she breaks down the difference between Race Walking and Power Walking and how to get involved in both.Kyle and Lil also share a few of the benefits to jogging. Some are obvious, but one may surprise you. SPOILER ALERT: It has something to do with your cognitive health.