Super Seniors: Ann Noyes
Editor’s note: The Steamboat Pilot & Today asked readers to tell us about their favorite seniors over the age of 75 and then we asked these Super Seniors to share their secrets to living a long and healthy life.
Part 2: Move often and eat more plants
Super Seniors: Yampa Valley senior profiles
Super powers: Noyes is described as a “rockin’ all star” by her daughter. The almost octogenarian’s attitude toward health makes her a mentor to her nine grandchildren. Noyes works out regularly at the gym with a personal trainer and also gardens, hikes and does aqua-aerobics. In general, she fully enjoys everything the Steamboat community has to offer. She lives each and every day to the fullest and still skis Storm Peak Face and upper Sunset at Steamboat Resort better than most.
What are your secrets to living a long and healthy life?
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The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
“Well, I am not so sure that I have secrets. I am certainly most fortunate to have lived as long as I have and just as fortunate to be living in Steamboat Springs for 30 years. Skiing, hiking or daily walks, tending to my gardens and taking a variety of classes at the Old Town Hot Springs are all activities I enjoy. I am mindful of getting daily exercises and cultivating healthy eating habits. Maintaining an interest in local and regional affairs and participating as a member and/or volunteering in various community organizations has been a highlight. I love meeting new people and making new friends. One is never too old to learn new skills whether it be a new language, the latest technology or fly-fishing. Be as adventurous as you can — raise your hand to ride a camel in Egypt or fly around Mt. Denali. Go heli-hiking in Canada, canoeing on the Yampa, rafting through the Grand Canyon or walk across England in the footsteps of Wainwright. Most importantly, I have a loving and caring family, near and far, and my favorite times are spending the hours with them.”
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