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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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The Arrival of the Anti-Ageing Pill?!

Here's one of life's paradoxes - everyone wants to live forever but nobody wants to get old! What to do, what to do? Of course - an anti-ageing pill! It's what everyone has been looking for - a pill that can "slow down ageing", surely one of the holy grails of science.

 

So the announcement that scientists at the Institute for Ageing Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine want to undertake trials of the diabetes drug metformin for its effects

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Keep Your Muscles

Keep Your Muscles!
Keep Your Muscles!
Keep Your Muscles!

We've said it before, we're saying it again, and we'll keep saying it - Keep Your Muscles!  

We're not talking about maintaining a body-builder's physique, we're talking functionality. 

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Sydney Wilson - stoked on spokes

"Jamais s'arrêter de pédaler" - meaning "Never Stop Pedalling" - is the personal philosophy of an 82-year-old French cyclist and skier whom we met in the early days of Silver Grey Sports Club. Coming across this film about 80-year-old cycle racer Sydney Wilson the words have a literal as well as metaphorical meaning. The need for PR must be one of the least appealing aspects of modern corporate life so it was a pleasant surprise when it produced something really quite exciting - this video about Sidney Wilson, who was filmed as part of a PR campaign for a milk brand. The campaign was a competition to find the brand's local area's fittest grandparent.

 

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