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BBC1 - How to Stay Young

Some great television on BBC1, starting last week the second series of  “How to Stay Young”. How to Stay Young might be an off-putting title as at SGSC we think that it’s all about owning being older but at the same time being the best older you can be. However, it turns out that the programme is about the difference between what we’d call your biological age and your chronological age, which they call ‘body age’ and ‘birth age’ in the programme, and how to have a positive impact on that difference.

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Mimi Runs USA

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Multiple Guinness World Record holder Marvelous Mimi Anderson, whom SGSC interviewed in 2015, starts her latest record-breaking attempt today, to run across America. Not the first to do it, but she aims to be the fastest, setting a new record by running 53 miles per day for 53 days.

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Silver Grey Lungs Not Limited

SGSC Runner Puffing 1 small WIf you’ve ever thought that it was too late to start exercising, too late to get more strength and/or fitness as you get older think again.

A new study from the Mayo Clinic, led by Kirsten Coffman, has found that if Silver Greys want to start even a vigorous exercise regime, there's a good chance their lungs will be able to keep up with the pace.

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Exercise as Medicine?

We have often heard that exercise can be medicine, but in this case exercise is a post-operative therapy. Here is 78-year-old Louis Gomez for whom taking up kiteboarding was the best thing he could do for himself after coming through being treated for cancer of the vocal chords.

 

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Charles Makes it Big

drcheugsterCharles Eugster has made it onto the big screen! He features in “The Pacemakers”, a new documentary about senior athletes competing in Masters Athletics competitions, including the world championships in South Korea. The film, which features SGSC’s video of him setting his new age-group world record for the 200m - the video which went viral and brought him to the world’s attention - premieres at the East End Film Festival on Sunday July 2nd.

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Super Strong 58-year-old

AT SGSC we often emphasise the importance of maintaining muscle mass for reasons of health, independent living in age etc, etc. But there are also benefits on a more immediate level from that.
 
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