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Oc­cu­pa­tion: Re­tired phar­macy con­sul­tant, ac­tive with UW-Milwaukee’s Osher Life­long Learn­ing In­sti­tute Age: 76

All of his adult life, Ted Tousman has be­longed to a gym. “I get mo­ti­vated to ex­er­cise there,” says the East Side res­i­dent. “What else am I go­ing to do – just stand there?” Over the years, he has run on the tread­mill, lifted weights and bi­cy­cled out-of-doors. “There’s noth­ing more en­joy­able than a bike ride on a beau­ti­ful day,” he says. Af­ter a ma­jor heart at­tack four years ago, Tousman is even more com­mit­ted. To­day, he be­longs to four gyms so he can work out close to what­ever he’s do­ing. He usu­ally vis­its a gym ev­ery day. “If I don’t, I get stiff,” he says. In nice weather, he walks in Lake Park, and he has added stretch­ing ex­er­cises on the floor to ad­dress back prob­lems. “At 76, I’m do­ing pretty well,” he says. “Wher­ever you are in your jour­ney, keep mov­ing. If you don’t, your jour­ney won’t likely be as long.” ◆

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