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by on April 14, 2019
LANSING — Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports (the Council) will honor Dale Hughes with the Vern Seefeldt Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Governor’s Fitness Awards. Named after its first recipient Vern Seefeldt, the first chairman of the Council, this award recognizes those rare individuals who, over a lifetime, have made landmark contributions to the health of Michigan residents. Hughes grew up in Highland Park and ...
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by on April 10, 2019
DETROIT — Jimmy Capela won $115 last month racing at the velodrome. But back at Renaissance High School in Detroit, not all of the 14-year-old freshman’s friends even know he’s a track cyclist. “Some have no clue, but about half know that I do it, and they think that it’s pretty cool. But they haven’t really tried it out for themselves,” Capela said. “Others think it’s weird, because nobody does that anymore.” Even fewer kids his age understand Capela’s dedication: six days a week at the L...
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by on April 1, 2019
The national surge in bicycling since 1995 may have more to do with healthy hips than with hipsters. Biking rates among people between the ages of 60 and 79 are soaring, an analysis of federal data shows. New trips by seniors account for 22 percent of the nation’s growth in adult biking. And because biking among children is actually falling, these seniors’ new trips are equivalent to more than a third of the overall gain in biking. Source: National Household Travel Survey. Vertical sca...
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by on April 1, 2019
ROYAL OAK, MI — Royal Oak may be known as a youthful city, but it's doing its part now to make sure its older residents are comfortable. More than 25 percent of Royal Oak residents will be age 60 or older by 2030. As the population ages, the city wants to ensure that policies and community amenities, such as housing, transportation, and healthcare are senior friendly. "As we address these issues, we want to make sure our community continues to be a place where people of all ages want to li...
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