Uncharted Waters.

Wow! The world has just turned upside down! Almost no-one who will be reading this will ever have experienced anything remotely like this. Our website promotes health in later life through strength and fitness. The people we have met and interviewed over the years are already living a life that goes against conventional wisdom about being older - so they are thinking outside the box in the first place. We know therefore that all SGSC athletes will take on this challenge as imaginatively as they approach life in general.

We ourselves are sticking to a daily routine which involves running outside and doing strength work in the house. We are also making sure we do plenty of stretching to keep ourselves as supple as possible. It seems to us that regularity is the key.  

We realise more than ever how lucky we usually are to have so much freedom to live, train and do the sports that we love. In the future when all this is over, on days when we don’t want to push ourselves so hard we will be aware of how fortunate we are to have that choice.

Maybe the lock-down will even bring new people to experience the benefits of exercise and hopefully they will continue the habit once this crisis is passed.
 
Stay strong, stay healthy. Life’s a Game - Keep Playing!

Silver Grey Sports Club Videos

All about Silver Grey Sports Club Paulus and Viviane talk and ski Marty Heckleman talks skiing and keeping fit Ewan Briscoe - TaiKwondo Master Mary Goodacre - triathlete Robin Delve double world champion Wayne Watson - Ski Guide, Teacher 76-year-old Wolfi surfs Watergate Bay Harold Greenberg - Curious to the Last Charles Eugster's 200m World Record Francoise Kassenberg - Climber Betty Warner - Yoga Student John Kirkham - Surfer Chris May - working Out to the Max Hilary Walker - Ultra Runner Sydney Isaacs - Tennis Player

We don't see life in black and white

 

coloured-snow1

 

At SGSC we don't see life in black and white,

It's never too late to start

 

A study published in British Journal of Sports Medicine has shown that exercise produces health benefits even for those who take up at a later age. Other studies have shown the benefits of exercise in age when taken up earlier in life. This study shows that these benefits - the slower pace of mental and physical decline - also apply to those who start at a more advanced age.

Oldest Snowboarder?

Well, winter is upon us (I think we may have mentioned that before?) so here is another winter story.

 

Think Positive to Keep Fit.

 

It has long been known that there is a relationship between mind and body. The Romans had a saying Mens Sana in Corpore Sano, which is generally translated as A Sound Mind in A Healthy Body.

Don't Sit!

Two interesting studies, about sitting and the fact that studies have shown shown that too much of it is bad for you - even if you do do the amount of exercise recommended for health (I'm thinking about the fact that I'm writing this sitting down!).

Fauja Singh - Marathon Centurion

 

Thanks to SGSC member Syd Clarke for pointing out this story.

Fauja Singh is a (currently) 101-year-old runner, born in the Punjab in India at a time when it was still a British Territory, and who has only recently retired from marathon running. But not from all running, apparently, as he will continue running 5 and 10 km distances, through which he will continue his charity fund-raising.

We are not alone - but it's not all sport

 

A French book has come into our possession called Aged 50 and Beyond (50 Ans et Après). It concerns the current attitude towards the word "Old"

On the Trail of ...Paul Dubrule

15,250 Km … on a bike … at the age of 67! True or not true? True!

Don't have regrets, never give up

Many thanks to Chris Souillac - ski guide at Alpine Experience in Val d'Isère - and Suzanne Souillac for sending this interesting link about a skier friend of theirs.

You can see more of the videos we've made with the Silver Grey athletes we've met and read more about them HERE, and read more interesting stories and articles from around the web in The Pinboard