By Steve Collins
Do you ever feel like you have the desire, knowledge, and passion to be more effective in your service to others and God, but you just lack the energy? That was the predicament of O.A. Fish, a retired Eastern Airlines pilot who founded South Mountain Christian Camp in the 70’s. For years he prayed that God would heal his body from poor health, but the answer he received surprised him.

By age 30 I was obese, felt inadequate and lacked direction. Now as a senior, I’m fit, running half-marathons and confident through my faith in God. I have a simple message for those 60 and over: find strength through faith and run toward a healthier you. Age doesn’t matter.

For most people running the 26.2 mile distance (42.2k) of a marathon is a big undertaking. Pushing someone that entire distance would require you to expand your range --- of physical ability, determination and your own personal motives. Now do 9 marathons and a lot of other racing events and you’ll start to get an idea of how Gene Carter has learned to stretch further. This is a story to get you inspired then get you pushing yourself to believe for something more. Use the PUSH YOURSELF tool to set your own goals and create your own story.
By Michele Howe
For too long, retirement has been viewed as "my time". Instead extend yourself on behalf of another and you’ll enjoy a stronger immune system, greater peace of mind and healthier body all while bettering someone else's life. Seniors, more than anyone else, are in a unique time in their life to practice the ageless act of living for God’s purpose. Learn some everyday ways you can step out of retirement today and back into life.
By Charles G. Oakes, PhD

Will's woodworking gave him a deep abiding sense of God’s purpose in his life. He began an exercise program to birth that purpose. Today’s “Greatest Generation,” has come of age. Dr Oakes shares how you can find that youth ‘gene’rating quality --- purpose.
By Kerri J. Hart Ph.D.

Not too long ago I found myself paired on the golf course with a ninety year-old man. Turns out he’d been playing since he was seventeen! Active-agers are not the only ones to benefit from being active, family and friends benefit as well. Hey seniors - God wants you to improve your health and take care of your body. Once you’re active, you’ll never want to stop.
By Ken Paul Mink
Instead of giving the old guy a break, the opposing college basketball teams started targeting me when I came into games. They apparently did not want the embarrassment of a 73-year-old scoring against them. Ken Mink shares how being the world's oldest college basketball player at age 73 gives him the opportunity to live his faith. The journey brought much change in his life.
By Bob Markowski and Ralph Haynes, Introduction by Phil Black

The devastating fires of October 2007 in Southern California scarred thousands of acres and thousands of lives. Sure--- strength training and bodybuilding are often nothing more than self-indulgent vanity. But take a look at these firefighters and see how their physical fitness coupled with spiritual passion create a perfect combination for unquenchable service. Will you put your life on the line too?
“It’s not just my body that’s stiff, it’s my attitude.” Sharon Pankhurst vividly describes the physical and spiritual condition many of us live daily. “I could have stayed stubborn but I knew the only person who could make changes was me.” Are you ready to make changes?


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