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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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Jacques Pourbaix, the oldest kitesurfer?

When this was filmed, Jacques Pourbaix was 77 years old.

 

Six years later, at the age of 83 he is still going strong, and still learning. Not bad for someone who only took up the sport at 70!

Ernestine Shepherd is 80


Ernestine Shepherd, at one time the oldest competitive female body-builder, titles which she won in 2010 and 2011, has passed 80 - and she’s still going strong.

 

 

No longer competing, she still trains in the gym 4 times per week, as well as doing cardio exercise every day - up to 80 miles per week - and it shows. You can’t really believe that she’s 80.

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