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Charles Eugster - The World's Fittest Nonagenarian

charles-eugsterSGSC's first encounter with Charles Eugster was on a YouTube video of a Ted Talk he gave. Quite remarkably, he was expressing the very ideas about ageing that we hold at SGSC.

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The Inside VIew

 

Exercise is good for you - who knew? It's official - again!

 

Two related studies, recently published in Gut, the peer-reviewed journal for health professionals and researchers in gastroenterology & hepatology which is part of the British Medical Journal, have shown that people who exercise have more abundant and more varied...

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Jacinto at 73

 

 

 

Okay, so here's another Cross-fitter - 73 years old and proving once again that age is not a limiting factor if you have the determination to work at your fitness.

 

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Journalist Joins Gym

 

Journalist Suzanne Moore, now in her mid-fifties and never previously one to trumpet the virtues of exercise, has written a piece for the Guardian recounting her decision to "take herself in hand" and halt the gradual slide into middle-aged ill-health and decrepitude (our word).

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Health in Middle Age

 

They say it's never too late to start, they say better late than never, and in the case of fitness for Silver Greys both of those things are true - in spades!

 

There are many incidences of people who have become fit and achieved proficiency in their sport even though they have started late. Two examples of this which have recently come to our attention are champion road cyclist Derek Stewart, and power lifter Pat Tombs, both appearing on ITV's Amazing Greys and both of whom took up their sports in the last 10 years or so. Stewart, at 77 has many national titles to his name, and Tombs, at 67 is a world-ranked power-lifter having only started at 60.

 

However..

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More acute less chronic

 

What are you doing to yourself? You may well ask.

 

Three or four years ago there were reports in the Daily Telegraph and the Independent, based on data from a specialist insurer, of a growth in serious injuries and deaths among the over 70's from participation in extreme sports.

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