By Stephen Prescott and Adam Cohen For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, May 24, 2016
Dr. Stephen Prescott and Adam Cohen: Life span is determined by a complex matrix of factors. Yes, you could inherit a genetic predisposition (or resistance) to certain diseases. Still, numerous other forces will also come into play.
Today's featured event:
The Myriad Botanical Gardens' Full Moon Bike Ride and Run returns for a new season at 7 tonight for the run and 8 tonight for the ride. Participants can meet at the Band Shell by the Great Lawn, just off Sheridan Avenue.
Join other runners in a 5K run, led by Ultramax Sports Oklahoma, through the scenic downtown area as the sun sets. There will be a brief recreational pit stop along the way at a great local establishment, and then participants will finish the run at the gardens. Those who make their $5 donation will be entered in a drawing for prizes from Red Coyote Running and Fitness.
Rather ride your bike? Bring your bike and meet up a for a leisurely one-hour ride. Downtown-area
EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma is offering youth summer camps at its Outdoor Adventure Recreation Center on Arcadia Lake. Registration is underway for OAR Summer Adventure Camps in June and July. The camps are open to children in fourth through eighth grades.
Camp sessions are June 21-23, July 19-21 and 26-28. All camps run from 9 a.m. to noon with drop off beginning at 8:30 a.m. The registration fee is $125 per camper if registered before June 1 for the first session and July 1 for the second and third sessions. The cost goes up after those deadlines.
Trained UCO facilitators will lead campers in land games and water sports like kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding.
An abbreviated version of this story appears in Tuesday's Healthy Life section of The Oklahoman.
20 years after Olympic victories, Shannon Miller advocates for healthy lifestyles
A 20-year-old cartoon reminds Shannon Miller of both her home state and her international triumph.
The most decorated gymnast in U.S. history said she prizes a drawing by late The Oklahoman cartoonist Jim Lange that commemorates the two gold medals she earned at the 1996 Olympics.
“I have that on our shelves in our living room. I don’t keep a lot of Olympic stuff … but that was a piece from Oklahoma that I just absolutely had to have,” said Miller, who now lives in
By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016
Gymnast Shannon Miller talks about her state and international triumphs and how she and the rest of the “Magnificent Seven” will be honored May 21 at the annual induction ceremonies for the Oklahoma City-based International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.