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Why Exercise (3)? For body AND brain.

There's a fun side to exercise, and there's a serious side, and here are a couple more examples showing the serious results of the fun side - fun, that is, if you like exercise.

A team at Southampton University, led by Professor Mike Grocott, have discovered that putting patients on a course of exercise training can have highly beneficial effects on the outcomes of their cancer surgery - a treatment that they term 'pre-habilitation'.

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Skydivers Over Sixty

"You don't quit skydiving because you get old, you get old because you quit skydiving!" is a quote on the home page of a parachuting organisation, which includes within it a group called Skydivers Over Sixty (SOS) . We came across them from a video we found, of which this is a part. The film in its entirely can be seen here

 

 

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Exercise and Dementia

There has been a great deal of coverage in the news of the story from Alzheimer's Association that up to a third of people born in 2015 will be expected to suffer from dementia - about 27% of boys and 37% of girls. Dementia is a condition in which age plays a large part; as people live longer so the likelihood of suffering from it rises.

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Think You Know What Old People Look Like?

Think you know what old people look like? Frail, walking unsteadily and their back bent over from the weight of their head? Spindly arms and legs, bulbous elbow- and knee-joints? Think again!

Here are a couple of people who demonstrate how people can look even into their late seventies - strong, capable and full of energy.

Have a listen to what 77-year-old powerlifting grandmother Willie Murphy has to say about lifting weights, how the work in the gym makes such a difference to her life out of it.

 

 

 And as for Darshan Singh Gill, he is equally impressive.

 

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Reasons to Be Cheerful...

When you endlessly bang on about something, you run the risk of being shown to be wrong and looking a complete fool. So it's greatly relieving to find more evidence in support of what we say - exercise is good for you, and, with particular relevance for Silver Grey Sports Club, good for you in age as is all the physical training the sports demand. Here is some research uncovering some specific benefits, and not exclusively in the physical realm.

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Surfer Attacks Shark?!

Few people can be unaware of the terrifying and extraordinary events that took place at the WSL surf competition at J-Bay on Sunday during the final round when three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning was attacked by a 12-ft great white shark.

 

 

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