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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

July 24, 2014 07:10 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Detroit 11 Arizona 5

N-Y Mets 3 Seattle 2

Tampa Bay 3 St. Louis 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Minnesota 3, Cleveland 1

Kansas City 2, Chicago White Sox 1

N.Y. Yankees 2, Texas 1, 5 innings

Toronto 6, Boston 4

L.A. Angels 3, Baltimore 2

Oakland 9, Houston 7

Thursday's Games

Boston (R.De La Rosa 3-2) at Toronto (Stroman 5-2), 12:37 p.m.

Texas (Lewis 6-7) at N.Y. Yankees (McCarthy 1-0), 1:05 p.m.

Houston (Feldman 4-7) at Oakland (Samardzija 1-1), 3:35 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Noesi 4-7) at Minnesota (P.Hughes 10-6), 8:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Kluber 10-6) at Kansas City (Duffy 5-10), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Scherzer 11-3) at L.A. Angels (Richards 11-2), 10:05 p.m.

Baltimore (W.Chen 10-3) at Seattle (Iwakuma 8-4), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 1

Colorado 6, Washington 4

Pittsburgh 6, L.A. Dodgers 1

San Francisco 3, Philadelphia 1

Atlanta 6, Miami 1

San Diego 8, Chicago Cubs 3

Thursday's Games

San Francisco (Hudson 8-6) at Philadelphia (Hamels 4-5), 1:05 p.m.

Miami (H.Alvarez 6-5) at Atlanta (Harang 9-6), 7:10 p.m.

San Diego (T.Ross 8-10) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 5-10), 8:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Gee 4-2) at Milwaukee (Garza 6-7), 8:10 p.m.

WNBA

Wednesday's Games

Washington 89, Connecticut 75

New York 66, Los Angeles 64

Thursday's Games

New York at Seattle, 10 p.m.

Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

MLS

Wednesday's Games

San Jose 5, Chicago 1

Thursday's Games

Montreal at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m.

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