15 years older


How old are you? It's a question most people - practically from their 30's onwards - tend to answer with a reduction of the real figure! They want people to think they're younger then they are. At SGSC we do it differently, conditioning is our priority - if anything we add a few years, after all, if at 60 you radiate strength and fitness but tell people you're older than that, they're going to be more impressed than if you try to pass yourself off as say 50.

 

How old are you? It's a question most people - practically from their 30's onwards - tend to answer with a reduction of the real figure! They want people to think they're younger then they are. At SGSC we do it differently, conditioning is our priority - if anything we add a few years, after all, if at 60 you radiate strength and fitness but tell people you're older than that, they're going to be more impressed than if you try to pass yourself off as say 50.

 

But in all seriousness, rather than playing the numbers game, our strength and fitness enables us to continue doing the sports and activities we SGSC members feel so passionate about, rather than getting caught up in the current obsession with merely 'looking' young.

 

However, not everyone does what we do, according to an article published in "i" new research shows that people in Briton are taking the mis-alignment of age and physical condition in entirely the wrong direction by letting their health decline to a point where the average 40-year-old has the health of a person 15 years their senior. Their weight, blood pressure and the incidence of diabetes are all higher than previous generations and the reason is simple - bad eating and not enough exercise.

 

All the benefits of improved standards of living and healthcare achieved over the previous 70 years are being countered by a lack of good diet and exercise. The prevalence of these are such that they could actually reverse the increase in life expectancy, and to be honest, would you want to live longer if it only resulted in a greater amount of time spent being ill and frail, unable to enjoy all the pleasures of the active life that Silver Greys are looking for.

 

So, don't add to these depressing statistics, keep up the exercise, eat well and be part of spreading the word that if you take control of your physical condition you can, to paraphrase the 1960's slogan, be "part of the solution, not part of the problem".