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 title of this article is "Why Exercise 2". Its full name is in fact "Why Exercise 2 : the second in a never-ending series".
The latest chapter of this story comes from University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State University in a joint study of the effects of running on walking in a group of men and women with an average age of 69 years old. According to the study's findings, running slows the ageing process.
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.