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Stay Young? Roger That

Updated: Friday, January 31 2014, 11:37 AM CST

Born in 1921, Roger Owen wasn't sure just how long he'd be around.

"I didn't think I'd see this century, but here I have," admitted Roger.

Not only has Owen made it to the 21st century, he's a member of the century club.

"I walk one to two days a week - two miles a day," Owen said.

As part of his fitness routine, Roger walked more than 100 miles last year. But that's just the first step to staying healthy. Owen, who will turn 93 in March, exercises six days a week for nearly an hour a day at the Buckner Villas senior living community. Since moving in three and a half years ago, he's lifted nearly four million pounds in the wellness center.

"He is an extremely self-motivated individual," said Holly Jones, Wellness Director for Greenridge at Buckner Villas. "He's determined to stay strong, and he's determined to stay healthy."

An engineer by trade, Owen is certainly no dumbbell. He knows staying in shape is the secret to spending more time with his 15 grand and great grandchildren.

"I'm not bad for an old coot," exclaimed Owen as he flexes his bicep. "I think I can be useful to my kids and grand kids and great grand kids. I think I can help them out sometimes."

Roger tells us he does not drink soda and rarely eats dessert. But those aren't the only "temptations" this 92 year old avoids.

"I don't drink or smoke or chew, and I don't go with girls that do," Owen said proudly.

The Buckner Villas are located at the corner of Wandering Way. At 92 years young, Roger Owen has certainly found the right path to living a long, healthy life. The guy who wasn't sure he'd see the turn of the century, looks like a lock to celebrate his own 100 year milestone. For him, it's only a little more than seven years...Or 700 miles away.

by Adam Winkler

Stay Young? Roger That


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Scores & Schedules

August 29, 2014 09:13 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 3 N-Y Yankees 2

Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 4

Cleveland 3 Chi White Sox 2

Minnesota 11 Kansas City 5, 10 Innings

Houston 4 Texas 2

L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 3, 10 Innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati 7 Chi Cubs 2

San Francisco 4 Colorado 1

Atlanta 6 N-Y Mets 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games

Minnesota (May 0-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-7), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-8), 7:07 p.m.

Boston (Ranaudo 2-0) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 4-6) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 10-6), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 11-11) at Chicago White Sox (Carroll 5-8), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Undecided) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-9), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Lester 13-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-7), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games

Cincinnati (Leake 10-11) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-7) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 9-9) at Atlanta (E.Santana 13-7), 7:35 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-9), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (Bergman 1-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 9-7), 9:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 11-10) at San Diego (Cashner 2-6), 10:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 15-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-9), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Washington (Zimmermann 9-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14

Detroit 23 Buffalo 0

Cincinnati 35 Indianapolis 7

Green Bay 34 Kansas City 14

Philadelphia 37 N-Y Jets 7

Miami 14 St. Louis 13

Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0

N-Y Giants 16 New England 13

Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10

Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13

Cleveland 33 Chicago 13

Denver 27 Dallas 3

Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3

San Francisco 40 Houston 13

San Diego 12 Arizona 9

Oakland 41 Seattle 31

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(21) Texas A-and-M 52 ( 9) South Carolina 28

(18) Mississippi 35 Boise State 13

(19) Arizona State 45 Weber State 14

Friday's Game

No. 8 Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State, 7:30 p.m.

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