What is 'Active Aging'
October 20, 2014
Hosted by Tom Matt
Are you ready to get active? You'll feel better, have more energy and likely stay healthier. That adds up to being able to do what you want, when you want. Active aging means living life as fully as possible. How well we age has much more to do with how well we function, and a lot less to do with the years. We all function better when we take a walk, visit friends and family, work crosswords. This episode, features the founder and CEO of ICAA Colin Milner. He will help you become inspired so you can find an activity that's right for you. Colin and the ICAA connects a community of like-minded organizations and professionals who share the goals of changing society's perceptions of aging and improving the quality of life for aging Baby Boomers and older adults within the seven dimensions of wellness (emotional, vocational, physical, spiritual, intellectual, social, environmental). Colin and his upbeat attitude is infectious! Please join us!
Tom Matt's Boomers Rock’ Radio Talk Show
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Tom Matt's Boomers Rock talk show discusses how to improve the quality of your life. Tom brings in experts on fitness, psychology, nutrition, brain health, self-improvement, and finance, and together they cover the latest ideas that can help you take better care of yourself and better care of the people you love.
The modern world is a complicated place, and the older we get, the more complicated it seems. Sometimes we need to listen to experts apply their knowledge to real world problems. So if you have a question, ask Tom to find that expert with the answer.
Tom has had his share of challenges, and reaching out for help is what led him to change. Even if you aren't challenged, caring for yourself and your family is a full time job. Boomers Rock can help point you in the right direction.
Boomers Rock can’t guarantee you happiness, but if you are interested in learning how to improve your life today, then stop by and listen to the conversation.
Tom Matt is a small town Michigan boy who grew up playing baseball and football, just an average American kid. Like so many, he never took his talents seriously. Unfortunately, bad habits gave way to damaging substance addictions. He married, had a daughter, but his lifestyle led to divorce and more change.
Tom realized that he had a serious issue with alcohol and sought help to change his ways. He moved back to Michigan with his daughter and began to live the life he was meant to enjoy.
In 1999, sober and starting to build back his health, Tom reconnected with a high school sweetheart whom he married in 2001. Change begat change, and Tom enrolled at Michigan State University, earning both Bachelor and Masters degrees in Telecommunication Information Studies and Management.
Convinced that fitness leads to improved quality of life, Tom pursued a personal training certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Tom also competed in the Flint All Natural Body Building contest in 2010 As a rookie competitor, he placed 3rd in the Grand Master category, utilizing only whole foods and strength training.
In 2011, Tom created “Boomers Rock” and has interviewed dozens of experts in fitness, nutrition, finance, and brain health. His mission is to help others improve their quality of life. Who better to counsel those seeking help than someone who has ventured into the darkest tunnels life offers, but has become a new man during the journey out.