Personal HealthThe following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. Week 4 Wow, did I really walk out of the gym?? Yes I did, being a former athlete can be both a gift and a curse especially on a weight loss show! Dolvett expects more out of me because he knows I have been in the trenches, and I know how to fight through pain! Some times it …
Personal HealthThe following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. I found my need for The Biggest Loser just a few years ago while sitting with my twin brother Henry waiting for our dad to recover from a triple bipass. My dad’s problem was caused by his weight and as we were sitting there, I looked over at my brother and said “You are huge!” He looked back …
News RoundupsUpdate: Sad news! Soon after I posted this update this morning, CNN reported that Diana Nyad had to be pulled from the water due to severe jellyfish stings and a dangerous lightening storm. “With all the threats continuing, Diana decided that it was not a risk that we wanted to take,” Nyad’s operations chief Mark Sollinger said.
News RoundupsAs the Summer 2012 Olympics in London continue to draw the world’s attention, Mike Sophia is already focused on summer 2013. That’s when the National Senior Games — aka the “Senior Olympics” — will take place, and Sophia is already lining up older athletes to compete in what he expects to be a record-breaking event.
News Roundups“If the notion strikes, I’ll go again,” said Mary Hardison, the 101-year-old Utah woman who just stole a Guinness World Record for oldest female paraglider from a 100-year-old woman from Cyprus, who took her paraglide ride in 2007. According to the Associated Press, Hardison ushered in her birthday last year (on Sept. 1, 2011) with a tandem—accompanied by a guide/instructor—paraglide ride, and was this week officially recognized as the “Oldest Female to Paraglide Tandem.”
News RoundupsBoomers are embracing team sports and other fitness activities much more than aging Americans of previous generations did. They’re not just walking and running and joining gyms, but signing playing basketball and signing up for adult hockey leagues.