Super Seniors: Richard ‘Rick’ Overstake
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.
Richard “Rick” Overstake
Part 2: Move often and eat more plants
Super Seniors: Yampa Valley senior profiles
Super powers: Overstake is an avid tennis and golf player. He still has a 4.0 tennis rating in his seventh decade of life and is known for hitting winners down the lines and for painting the lines with his lobs. Overstake plays tennis four days a week and golfs three days a week. He skis in Steamboat and loves the snow but also grew up playing football and ice hockey. Athletics keeps this gentleman young.
What are your secrets to living a long and healthy life?
Participate in The Longevity Project
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.
“It’s impossible to deny the importance of genetics. I feel, personally, it is the most important contributing factor to longevity. Other factors are moderation in all things, including diet and exercise. I have played sports my entire life, and I was fortunate to have been raised in Colorado where almost every activity was available in my youth. I am also a former U.S. Army infantry officer. As you can imagine, fitness was a huge part of our mantra. I have tried to maintain some semblance of the infantry soldier my whole life. As a veteran of combat, I must tell you ‘Buena Suerte’ — good luck — is the factor in surviving those rigors.”
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