Running After 50: How to Run Strong Into Your 60s and Beyond
Francis Marzec is a Health Hero and thoughtful athlete who’s running career spans 4 decades. He began his running career in the early days of triathlon completing several ½ IRONMAN’s and marathons. Wanting to give back to the community that gave him so much, he has been volunteering at the Kona IRONMAN triathlon every year since 2006.Read more
The Iron Nun Shares What Keeps Her Training at 90 and Beyond!
We had to run fast to catch up with Sister Madonna Buder—aka the Iron Nun—who is still training hard at 90 years young. Buder recently shared some of the secrets of her success and longevity with the Health IQ Team.Read more
Health Hero Joseph Pecoraro Loses 123 Pounds Thanks To A Little Persistence—And A Lot Of Faith
“Oh ye of little faith” might be true for some. But for Health Hero Joseph Pecoraro, faith is the bedrock of his life. That’s because the 61-year-old Florida resident credits his Christian faith for helping him lose 123 pounds nearly 14 years ago. Joseph’s story…Read more
Health Hero Jonathan Terrell On the World Marathon Challenge
Jonathan Terrell’s motto is “Show up. Enjoy the journey. Never give up.” It’s clear that the 55-year-old walks (or runs!) his talk given that he completed the World Marathon Challenge this past February—a grueling race that has participants run 7 marathons in 7 days on…Read more
Health Hero Rob Stewart Shares His “No Excuses” Approach To Health Conscious Living
When it comes to busting through mental obstacles, Rob Stewart’s “No Excuses” approach has helped him gain big in the weight room. In fact, the 37-year-old Lake City, FL resident is now on track to lift a cumulative 1000 lbs—a 350lb squat, a 400lb deadlift,…Read more
Health Hero Julie Benziger Shares How She Beat Cancer…One Step At A Time
When the chips are down, 48-year-old Julie Benziger has proven herself to be the one who comes out on top. The Austin resident has always fought for the underdog—working with a non-profit and being a property manager for affordable housing. But 5 years ago, Julie…Read more
Health Hero Wayne Shoffner Shares How Racquetball Is His Fountain of Youth
When Wayne Shoffner swings a racquet, he grips the fountain of youth in the palm of his hand. The 59-year-old Las Vegas resident prides himself on shocking fellow racquetball players when he reveals his age, many of whom swear he must be decades younger due…Read more
Health Hero Eric O’Connor Demonstrates His Passion For Saving Lives—By Attempting to Break A World Record
In 2011, when Eric O’Connor was hospitalized at 32 for deadly blood clots (pulmonary embolisms and deep vein thrombosis), his doctor called him “The Healthiest Sick Guy I Know.” That’s because, according to the ER surgeons, Eric survived thanks to his commitment to health conscious…Read more
Health Hero Ginny Johnson Winters Shares How Hiking Saved Her Life
As a Montana native who grew up with horses, 57-year-old Ginny Johnson Winters thrives in the great outdoors. When she isn’t working for the TSA or doing home transcription, one can find her cleaning horse stables, doing landscaping work, or hiking the steepest trails she…Read more
Health Hero Reno Altschul Shares How Discipline Helps Him Achieve Mastery
For Health Hero Reno Altschul, working out is non-negotiable. The 64-year-old Lexington, Kentucky resident simply does not give himself the option of slowing down. One will find Reno at the gym on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays lifting weights for an hour before riding 18-20 miles…Read more
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