Wow! The world has just turned upside down! Almost no-one who will be reading this will ever have experienced anything remotely like this. Our website promotes health in later life through strength and fitness. The people we have met and interviewed over the years are already living a life that goes against conventional wisdom about being older - so they are thinking outside the box in the first place. We know therefore that all SGSC athletes will take on this challenge as imaginatively as they approach life in general.
We ourselves are sticking to a daily routine which involves running outside and doing strength work in the house. We are also making sure we do plenty of stretching to keep ourselves as supple as possible. It seems to us that regularity is the key.
We realise more than ever how lucky we usually are to have so much freedom to live, train and do the sports that we love. In the future when all this is over, on days when we don’t want to push ourselves so hard we will be aware of how fortunate we are to have that choice.
Maybe the lock-down will even bring new people to experience the benefits of exercise and hopefully they will continue the habit once this crisis is passed.
Stay strong, stay healthy. Life’s a Game - Keep Playing!
On The Pinboard you will find stories from the media and other sources that will interest and inform you.
A few weeks ago, we wrote about Dr Charles Eugster, the self-styled "World's Fittest Nonagenarian". We were subsequently contacted by his team and offered the chance to interview him, which we gladly accepted and which will be happening in December. Meanwhile, here is some news about what he has been doing and what he intends to be doing.
The Ironman World Championships 2014 have taken place this month (12th Oct) in Kona, Hawaii. The race has a professional category and then the other, non-professionals are split into age group categories. The age groups go in 5 year bands, from 18-24-y-o (OK, that's a 7 year band) all the way up to an 80+ category, although there were no athletes in this category this year.
The seasons are changing and snow rather than sun will be the dominant weather condition, here is a story from Ski Utah about a 96-year-old who can't stop skiing, can't see why he should and can see all the benefits of staying in shape to be able to.