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It's Cool to be Old, if....(3)

Here is the final film of the trio of winning entries into the Prime and Fire Selects competition. The subject of this film is 75 year old competitive cyclist Mick Ives.

 

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Old Man Monday

We saw this recently and it got our interest. It's a group of 30-55 year old skateboarders who meet at Primedelux skatepark in Plymouth. The sessions are called "Old Man Monday" - of course!

 

 

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A Lean Life and and a Strong Life could be a Long Life

There’s an old joke that if you give up smoking it’s not that you live longer it just seems that way - or drinking, the same applies. Now, it seems, the real way to keep yourself living longer is to keep your body shape lean. OK, it’s a statistic not a guarantee, but if you do keep yourself lean then statistically you give yourself the best chance of living longer according to some recently published research. On top of that, another piece of research asserts that if you lift weights - twice a week, say - that’s another way to extend your life-expectancy. And with particular relevance to SGSC, when it comes to the weight-lifting research it’s based on results from the observation of weight-lifting among older adults.

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Exercise and the Ageing Brain

A bit of a dry title for an article, isn't it? The only good thing to say about it is that if your brain can be described as ageing it means it's still alive - therefore so are you! So make the most of it! And that's what the Silver Grey Sports Club stands for - ageing doesn't inevitably equal decrepitude, it can mean being strong and fit and so having more time to do your sport. And here is yet more evidence that doing sport and exercise is not only fun and good for you physiologically, it's also good for your brain! It's not the first time we've written about this, and no doubt it won't be the last.

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Being a Silver Grey athlete may be hard, but this...?

At SGSC we ourselves try to be what we encourage in others. We work hard to keep our bodies at the level which makes doing the sports we love possible.

At the moment, we are both recovering from a flu virus and energy levels are low, the idea of getting back into training a daunting prospect. Then over the weekend we found our inspiration. We read an article about a young woman, so brave, so courageous we found our motivation to get going again! We believe you will find her just as amazing as we do.

 

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Fountain of Youth?

Well, is there or isn't there? Is there good news or is there uncertainty? Certainly, there is good news, but there is also a small amount of uncertainty. The uncertainty concerns the question "is it genetics or is it training?"  

 

What is it all about? It's about Motor Units.

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