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Calling All Contestants

Gameshow Flyer Final redo2SGSC has been approached to find contestants for a pilot for a new TV gameshow, a show involving physical challenges. The company behind the show, Expectation Entertainment, are looking for PAIRS of contestants, aged 18 and over - so they obviously looked quite carefully at our website! But nonetheless, if anyone is interested to take part in some filming of a short pilot show in Essex in early March, then to find out more about the show This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lose Weight....But Not Muscle

shoulder press 1.1Some new research, led by Kristen Beavers, an assistant professor of health and exercise science at Wake Forest University, sheds some light on two important and interlinked issues that concern Silver Grey athletes - keeping a healthily low body weight while maintaining adequate muscle mass for both your sports and for your health and quality of life.

This new study suggests the way to go is to combine weight training with a calorie-controlled diet and in this way to preserve lean muscle mass which can be lost through aerobic workouts.

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In the Swim of Life

People don't all become Silver Grey athletes in the same way or for the same reasons. In the case of Pat Gallant-Charette it was a sudden death that started her on the journey which led to her numerous records for distance swimming.

 

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Mimi's Race is Run - For Now

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She set off with the greatest confidence and ran more than 2,000 miles in 39 days but, hugely disappointingly, multiple Guinness World Record holder Marvelous Mimi Anderson’s run across America has been called off due to injury. Just over a week ago on October 18th, having battled for several days through knee pain, an MRI scan revealed bone oedema and the risk of serious stress fractures if she carried on with the run.

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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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